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The Irish Isle: Intergenerational Enchantment

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13 Days | 12 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. 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.

Program intended for grandchildren from 9 - 13 years of age.

Enter an enchanting world of folklore, forts and faeries in the magical land of Ireland, where landscape, myth and tradition permeate the country. Two generations study the Emerald Isle, learning about traditional sheep farming, exploring the unique landscape of County Clare, the Irish art of storytelling, and your own family history through lessons on tracing ancestral roots! An evening of “limericks,” as well as traditional Irish dance and music, introduces the rhythms of everyday life.


Highlights

• A morning of song and storytelling with an expert storyteller captures the nuances between generations.
• Enjoy a Medieval Banquet at Bunratty Castle and explore the haunting landscape of the Burren, learning about faerie forts and folklore.
• Participate in living Gaelic traditions during workshops on traditional Irish dancing and music.

Program Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 9-13. Rooms are either double or single occupancy. No triples are available.

Activity Notes

Walking up to two hours. Activities for grandchildren children include an afternoon of water-based fun. Please note that Blarney Castle and the walk on the Burren may not be suitable for people with walking difficulties.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Cork, 3 nights; coach to Killarney, 5 nights; coach to Ennis, 3 nights; coach to Shannon for departure.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
11 nights of accommodations
32 meals: 11 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 11 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
14 Field trips
9 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances

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5
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