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Ireland: History, Myth, Saints and Culture

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Program #4793RJ
7 Days | 6 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
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.

Celtic Ireland: Saints, Monasteries and More
Search for the vision and faith of early Christian Ireland in lives, legends, writings, liturgy, and monastic settings: St. Patrick, his life, "Confessions," and "Letter"; "The Voyage of St. Brendan," St. Kevin and Glendalough, St. Columba of Iona.

Ancient Irish Myths and Modern Irish Poetry
Hear the voice of Irish people and see their land in the mystery and power that is language in Ireland. Discover the god, Lugh; the hero, Cu Chulainn; stories of fairies and selkies; poems by Seamus Heaney and Eavan Boland.

Flowering of Christian Art Among the Irish
Celtic and Christian backgrounds; book arts, the Book of Kells; metalwork; architecture of churches and monastic complexes; high crosses; the coming of the Romanesque; influence on the rest of Europe. Irish bards and Irish dance.


Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

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Minimal walking and standing on this program.

Coordinated by Benedictine Monastery of the Ascension.


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6 nights of accommodations
17 meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
11 Expert-led lectures
2 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
2 Performances

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