The Best of Ireland: A Week on the Emerald Isle
Go off the beaten path and learn the story of Ireland as you speak with locals, taste authentic cuisine, discover ancient traditions and enjoy expert-led excursions to historic sites.
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Program No. 22088RJ
9 days
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At a Glance

From the ancient structures of Cashel to the academic legacy of Trinity College to the cultural hub of Dublin, experience the best of Ireland on this week-long learning adventure. Proud locals and knowledgeable experts take you off the tourist trail to show you the true meaning of their country’s heritage sites and centuries-old traditions.
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Keep the Pace
Walking up to a mile with some stairs in historic buildings.
Our Flex learning adventures offer more flexible schedules than our traditional programs, with ample independent time and several meals on your own. Enjoy the camaraderie of the group while also getting time to explore on your own.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Hear from a local farmer and storyteller as you walk the historic countryside of the Ring of Kerry.
  • View the famous Book of Kells as you explore historic Trinity College.
  • Learn the story of Irish emigration to America and visit Cobh, the point of embarkation for millions of Irish setting sail for the New World.
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Michael Martin
Michael Martin is an expert in maritime history and the founder of the Titanic Trail in Cobh. He served 23 years in Ireland’s Naval Service including deployment ashore and afloat and a voluntary tour of duty for the United Nations in Lebanon. Michael then earned his first class honors degree in history at University College Cork and has just completed his doctoral thesis. He appears on radio and television often, has received academic prizes and was a visiting scholar at the University of California.

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

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