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The Best of Ireland: The Coast, the Countryside and Dublin

Program No. 18731RJ
Discover ancient relics on the Islands of Aran, enjoy an exclusive dinner in Glenlo Abbey, explore the beauty and history of Dingle Peninsula and learn about Dublin's famous literature.

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At a Glance

Discover the magic, myths and modern realities of the Emerald Isle on this comprehensive journey from the dramatic coast and the spectacular Ring of Kerry to the pilgrimage sites of Glencolmcille and the cultural hotbed of Dublin. Your Group Leader and a host of memorable and knowledgeable scholars and locals offer you “céad míle fáilte” (a hundred thousand welcomes) and share the best of their country with you.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles per day; some uneven, rocky, and hilly terrain and cobblestones.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

What You'll Learn

  • Delve into the rich archaeology of the Dingle Peninsula, finding prehistoric and medieval remains in one of the most beautiful places on the planet.
  • Take an Irish language lesson at a Gaelic cultural center.
  • Spend a full day on Inis Mor, the largest of the Islands of Aran, exploring remarkable ruins and relics.

General Notes

Program includes independent time to explore the city and several meals on your own. Group Leaders will provide directions for self-directed excursions. Suggestions for free-time activities provided in preparatory materials.
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