The Irish Isle: Intergenerational Enchantment
Dive deep into the traditions of Ireland as you and your grandchild learn the art of storytelling, search the countryside for faeries and enjoy a medieval banquet in Bunratty Castle.
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Program No. 15503RJ
13 days
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At a Glance

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.
Activity Level
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.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • 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.

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 9-13. Rooms are either double or single occupancy. No triples are available.
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Shane Connolly
A native of the Burren, Shane Connolly has a diploma in archaeology from the National University of Ireland, Galway and a diploma in local and regional studies from University College Cork. He is also qualified with a certificate in agribusiness , a degree in business studies and currently runs a cattle and sheep farm in Corkscrew Hill, Ballyvaughan. An experienced educational excursion leader in the Burren, Shane enjoys good conversation and a laugh. His interests include place names, stone wall construction and folklore.
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