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Program #18731RJ
15 Days | 14 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
Road Scholar has thousands of educational adventures to choose from. A good way to narrow down our list is to browse our collection of "Most Popular" programs.
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Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
If you’re looking for a more flexible schedule with ample independent time and several meals on your own, then our FLEX learning adventures are made for you.

Instructors

These instructors are participating on at least one day of one date of this program.
Please note that changes may occur.

Mr. Peadar O'Dowd

Peadar O’Dowd is a historian dedicated to sharing his love for the heritage of Galway, Ireland, with students and visitors of all ages. A native of Galway, he has lectured on the region’s treasures both in Ireland and in the U.S., and is a columnist for the Connacht Sentinel newspaper and Galway Now magazine. He is the author of several books on Galway and the west of Ireland, including “Old and New Galway,” “Down by the Claddagh,” and “Tracing Your Galway Ancestors.” Now retired from his work as a lecturer at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Peadar is a member of the Galway Archaeological and Historical Society, and is an alumnus of University College, Galway.

Prof. Sean Ryder

In addition to his work as the Head of the English Department at NUI Galway, Sean Ryder is also a professor of film studies, American poetry, critical and cultural theory and Irish writing. His research interests include 19th century Irish culture and politics — with a particular interest in the poems of James Clarence Mangan — and he is the director of the master’s program in culture and colonialism at NUIG. Sean is a participant in the Centre for the Study of Human Settlement and Historical Change at NUIG, where he is contributing to research projects on 19th century popular ballads and on relations between Irish Nationalism and English radicalism in the early 19th century.

Mr. Gerry Dukes

Born in Dublin, Ireland in 1946, Gerry Dukes graduated from the University College Dublin in 1970. He then pursued a teaching career in Dublin, Belfast and Limerick, focusing on literary criticism and the works of Samuel Beckett. As a playwright, he adapted the writings of Beckett for the renowned one-man show, “I’ll Go On,” and was director of the Belltable Beckett Seminars in Limerick.

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Included
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13 nights of accommodations
26 meals: 13 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 10 dinners
1 Expert-led lectures
13 Field trips
7 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances

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4.8
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