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Exploring Ireland & Northern Ireland

Unique programs designed for travelers ages 50+

Discover the magic, myths and modern realities of the Emerald Isle.  Journey from the dramatic coastline to the spectacular Ring of Kerry, explore the pilgrimage sites of Glencolmcille and make your way to the Walls of Derry and the Dingle Peninsula. Explore Northern Ireland’s troubled history in Belfast and get immersed in the Dublin of James Joyce. Road Scholar’s local experts, schoolchildren, politicians and musicians offer you cead mile failte (a hundred thousand welcomes) and share the best of Ireland and Northern Ireland with you. Discover Ireland by land or cruise the British Isles by sea.

Each adventure includes:

  • All lodgings & most meals
  • Expert-led lectures & field trips
  • Hands-on experiences & performances
  • All gratuities
  • Road Scholar Assurance Plan

Favorite Experiences in Ireland:

  • Learn about the history of Northern Ireland with a field trip to the political murals in Belfast and an excursion to the parliament.
  • Absorb the beauty of Ireland’s West at the soaring Cliffs of Moher and the otherworldly Burren.
  • Hear from a local farmer and storyteller as you walk the historic countryside of the Ring of Kerry.

A university of the world, Not-for-Profit Road Scholar has been leading global educational adventures for adults for over 40 years.

Our programs are all-inclusive educational adventures, not superficial tours. When you explore with us, you’ll have a deep, thought-provoking experience delivered by faculty experts on site.

Road Scholar educational adventures are created by Elderhostel, the not-for-profit world leader in educational travel since 1975.

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