21258
Ireland
Enchanting Ireland: Town and Country
From the awe-inspiring Cliffs of Moher to the vibrant city of Dublin, discover myths, history, traditions and local life on this comprehensive exploration of the Emerald Isle.
Rating (4.94)
Program No. 21258RJ
Length
11 days
Starts at
2,379
Flights start at
800

At a Glance

The spirit of Ireland is as stirring as a fiddle reel, as hearty as a pub breakfast and as complex as “Finnegans Wake.” Experience it as you explore Ireland’s cities, villages, farms and natural environments and interact with her people on this journey from the rural West to cosmopolitan Dublin in the East. Along the way, enjoy plenty of free time to make your own discoveries.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles per day; some uneven, hilly, rocky terrain.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Absorb the beauty of Ireland’s West at the soaring Cliffs of Moher and the otherworldly Burren.
  • Learn about the life of an Irish farmer as one welcomes you to his land and discusses the meeting of tradition and technology in agriculture.
  • In Dublin, get a look at the Book of Kells, attend a show at the Abbey Theatre and enjoy free time to discover the city.

General Notes

You may be interested in a more leisurely version of this program, "Ireland at a Slower Pace: Countryside & Culture, Galway to Dublin" (#22586).
Featured Expert
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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.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Ned Relihan
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