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18 Days | 17 Nights
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Juanita from Miami Springs, FL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/05/14 - 10/22/14
Our "Ireland's Coasts from North to South" tour was amazing. It was extremely informative, inspiring and lots of fun. The variety of activities in this tour helped us learn so much about Irish history and culture. Experts provided fascinating lectures and walking tours. Our tour coordinator, Beibhinn O'Conner was outstanding, very knowledgeable and helpful. She made this trip very special for us.

Chris from Buffalo Grove, IL Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 09/28/14 - 10/15/14
Ireland,as introduced by Sarah Clancy, is a magical place. Its beauty delights the eye and melts the heart. For a place that is so loved by its transplanted sons and daughters and so revered by Hollywood and folk tunes, the reality truly exceeds its press. Both The Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland are the most heartbreakingly wonderful places replete with good food, fun experiences and welcoming people. See for yourself the magic of this jewel of a place.

Dorothy from Marblehead, MA Number of programs attended: 30
Date attended: 09/28/14 - 10/15/14
If you are thinking about doing this program, just read all the reviews - and sign up quickly!!! I've just returned, and must rate this program very near the top of my 30 adventures with RS. Ireland brought out the best in all of us - friendly folks, lovely towns and villages, and unbelievable sites to photograph. We expanded our knowledge of Ireland's history - North and South. Our leader, Sarah Clancy, is a walking encyclopedia of Ireland, and a bundle of energy that is contagious. She kept us on the go so we did not miss a thing. The days spent in Northern Ireland were very moving - hearing about "The Trouble" and meeting those courageous people was a highlight of our tour. Food and hotels were lovely - and there truly is something special about the "green" of Ireland. You can't believe it until you see it!!! This program covered the entire island - and makes one want to return. Go for it!!!

Sondra from Cambria, CA Number of programs attended: 18
Date attended: 10/05/14 - 10/22/14
I did two back to back programs in Ireland. The Best of Ireland and Northern Ireland/ Irelands Coasts. It was very important to do both programs because I had a complete understanding of the country, politically, socially and was able to see the very diverse landscapes. I had 4 days on my own in Dublin waiting for the 2nd program to begin and this was great because I could do things that were not included in the itinerary. Both programs went to different places. I encourage Road Scholar to offer more programs that are back to back so participants can have the opportunity to experience a complete understanding of where they are and not have to leave out anything when it often takes so long to travel to a location.

Robert from Rancho Mission Viejo, CA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 08/31/14 - 09/17/14
This wonderfully complete tour of Ireland was very well-planned and executed. Two thumbs up for our superb group leader, Stephen, who made everything so much more enjoyable. Here it is in a nutshell: There was a group leader named Stephen Whose tour I found hard to be leavin' Great stories we never did lack And yes we had lots of good craic* Now shared memories we're all a weavin' *(Gaelic for fun)

Patty from Allen, TX Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 08/31/14 - 09/17/14
This program was awesome from start to finish! Great accommodations, great food, great people, great group leader, beautiful country! Highly recommend!

Michelene from Green Valley, AZ Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 08/31/14 - 09/17/14
Without a doubt, the best way to learn everything about Ireland, see its beautiful scenery, and meet its wonderful people. Deserves a ten star rating!

Lynda from Cedar Rapids, IA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 08/31/14 - 09/17/14
Our Irelands Coasts trip was extremely informative, inspiring, and fun. The variety of activities in this experience helped us learn so much about Irish History and Culture, as well as bring back fabulous memories of interactions of the friendly people of this land. Many photos and lots of stories will be shared with our friends and family.

Cynthia from Ft Worth, TX Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 08/05/14 - 08/22/14
The Coast to Coast Ireland trip was wonderful. Learning about Northern Ireland, murals etc. was so intense but helped me so much understanding the country. The beauty of Ireland was just as beautiful as everyone says. I loved the music visiting Crane's Pub in Galway. Loved the music throughout Ireland. Stephen Delaney was a fantastic guide. He was so informative, quick wit, and personable. Could not have asked for a better experience with a guide. As usual, the people on Road Scholar trips are wonderful. Caring and fun. I would recommend this trip whole heartedly.

Carolyn from Clarksville, TN Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 08/05/14 - 08/22/14
Ireland's Coasts from North to South was a delightful tour paced just right and, the itinerary and lectures covered everything. Our tour leader Stephen Delaney was outstanding, knowledgeable, helpful, kind, and funny. I would recommend this tour to anyone interested in learning about the Emerald Isle.

Gayle from Moore, OK Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 06/22/14 - 07/09/14
I was amazed at the amount of history that we received and the speakers were delightful. This was a trip that I had wanted to do for a long time because my gggrandparents were from Ireland and it helped me understand what their life was like in their home country.

Brian from New York, NY Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 07/01/14 - 07/18/14
This was a very rich experience. Sarah Clancy, our guide, was excellent, filling in lots of details in the broader picture of what is Ireland. Full of energy, solicitous and caring, she added a lot to the experience. Fascinating to learn about the Troubles in the North. Dinner at home with an Irish family and a performance at the Abbey Theater in Dublin were nice additions to the itinerary.

Garland from Cary, NC Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 06/22/14 - 07/09/14
Wow, wow, wow! The coasts of Ireland from Malin Head at the tip in the north to Cobh in the south, from Konnemara and the Cliffs of Moher in the west to Newgrange in the east--we saw them all with some Belfast, Killarney, Cork and Dublin in between. Great lectures on the “trouble” and Ireland, past and present, and a dinner with an Irish family were other features. All this plus the enthusiasm of our leader, Alan Ralph. Absolutely tops! “How ‘bout that?”

Bonnie from Nokomis, FL Number of programs attended: 11
Date attended: 06/22/14 - 07/09/14
A truly educational tour of the past and present history of Ireland while a feast for your eyes from the scenery. Sorry you can't all have Alan Ralph as your guide. He was simply the best!

Kitty from Bridgewater, NJ Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 06/22/14 - 07/09/14
Ireland is not just for the Irish. If it's not on your bucket list, find a slot for it. I think you will be amazed at the varied landscapes and the genuine warmth of the people. The visit to Newgrange alone is reason enough to make the trip.

Dawn from Fairfax, VA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 06/01/14 - 06/18/14
This was a place I "needed" to see... where my roots are. Road Scholar made it easy and enhanced and expanded my understanding of Ireland's history.

Cheryl from Fort Meade, SD Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/04/14 - 05/21/14
The group leader can make or break an otherwise good program. Stephen D. was wonderful to all of us and a great asset to the group and organization.

Barbara from Fair Oaks, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/04/14 - 05/21/14
The trip was fascinating. Every effort was made to facilitate comfort and good food in a variety of accommodations (including a home meal). I left Ireland with a deeper understanding of the history and culture of both Irelands: Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Experts provided fascinating lectures, walking tours. I have no doubt that our trip coordinator could have provided a great deal of that... and we would never have known what we missed. the experts were a huge plus, including the drop-in member of Northern Ireland's Parliament.

Jane from Marquette, MI Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/04/14 - 05/21/14
The trip to Ireland more than exceeded my expectations in every way. I would recommend it to anyone considering a visit to Ireland. I came home feeling that I knew a great deal about this wonderful island, its history, its people, its culture!

Charlene from Thousand Oaks, CA Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 09/30/13 - 10/17/13
This was an in depth experience with a group leader who brought Irish history to our immediate imagination!

Ruth from Missoula, MT Number of programs attended: 59
Date attended: 09/09/13 - 09/26/13
As with so many things, it's much better than it used to be!

Bill from Aurora, CO Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 08/26/13 - 09/12/13
Paddy Naughton our tour guide had a outstanding personality and was very informative during our visit to Ireland

Patricia from Rock Valley, IA Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 08/26/13 - 09/12/13
Outstanding program, leader and fellow participants. Congratulations to Paddy Naughton for a job well done...

Wayne from New Freedom, PA Number of programs attended: 10
Date attended: 05/13/13 - 05/30/13
We just completed this program on May 30, 2013; it was fantastic! If you really want to see Ireland this is the tour to take. We even got to experience true Ireland weather, which only made the trip more memorable. As good as the trip itinerary was our tour guide, Paddy Naughton, provided so much information about the history, tradition, and even the ghosts of Ireland....thank you Paddy! Just remember to pack light (you are on the move) and bring a wash cloth.

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