Northern Ireland

The Best of Northern Ireland: Past, Present and Future

Unravel the complex story of Northern Ireland as you meet its people, learn its history, explore its monuments and discover the exciting transformation of this vibrant region.
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Program No. 22092RJ
9 days
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At a Glance

Northern Ireland is known as much for its verdant landscapes as it is for its complex history of political and social tensions that culminated in three decades of violence known as the Troubles. Discover how an area so scarred by historical unrest is redefining itself as a haven of culture and heritage as you dive deep into the ever-shifting story of Northern Ireland, visiting the landmarks, learning about the key figures and gaining a deeper understanding of the events that forged this unique region.
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Keep the Pace
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 ...

  • Immerse yourself in maritime history at Titanic Belfast.
  • Discover megalithic ruins, preserved castles and UNESCO Heritage Sites as you explore the region’s lush countryside.
  • Gain an insider’s perspective on historic Northern Ireland as you ride between Belfast’s vibrant political murals in a Black Taxi.

General Notes

Give us a call to combine this learning adventure with select dates of "The Best of Ireland: A Week on the Emerald Isle" (#22088) for even more learning in 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.

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

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Alan Ralph
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