Ireland’s Coasts from North to South
Gain a deeper understanding of Ireland’s coasts as you discover ancient wonders, meet members of parliament, taste local whisky and kiss the famous Blarney Stone for good luck.
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Program No. 19446RJ
18 days
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At a Glance

Journey from the natural wonder that is the Giants Causeway to the rugged seacoast of the Southwest as you experience the unrivaled beauty of Ireland. Walk the Walls of Derry, and discover Northern Ireland’s troubled history in Belfast. Witness the haunting beauty of the Inishowen peninsula in county Donegal and journeying south, explore the stone age passage tombs of Newgrange. Learn about Irish emigration while in Cork and encounter some of Ireland’s greatest treasures — its people — as you visit Parliament in Belfast and dine with local families in county Cork.
Activity Level
Walking up to two miles per day; some uneven terrain and stairs.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • With a National Trust expert, explore Giants Causeway and learn the history of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Visit a working Irish farm where you will get the opportunity to milk a cow and try your hand at baking traditional Irish soda bread.
  • Learn about the history of Northern Ireland with a field trip to the political murals in Belfast and an excursion to the parliament of Northern Ireland.
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Bill Rolston
Bill Rolston is a professor of sociology and director of the Transitional Justice Institute at the University of Ulster in Jordanstown, just north of Belfast. He has researched and written about Northern Ireland society and politics for more than 30 years. Bill is also the leading expert on the political wall murals of Northern Ireland and has written three books on the subject.
Sean Duffy
Liam Silke
Denis Kissane
Bill Rolston
Paul Gosling
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