Town and Country: An Irish Adventure With Your Family
Discover authentic Ireland as you explore both town and country, learning about present day farming, attending cultural performances and enjoying a full Irish breakfast!
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Program No. 22281RJ
11 days
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At a Glance

There’s a magic in Ireland that stretches from its wooded glens to its ancient castles, from its countryside villages to its colorful cities. Come discover the story of this enchanting nation as you and your family journey from a historic market town in the west to cosmopolitan Dublin in the east. Along the way, witness monuments of nature, hear traditional folklore and speak with locals on your journey of authentic exploration through the Emerald Isle.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking over rocky, uneven terrain and on cobblestone streets.
Family Programs
Family Programs
Share your love of learning with your family. These programs are designed for any combination of generations: grandparents, aunts, uncles, parents and children.

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

This is a Family program for participants, their adult children and grandchildren ages 10 and up.
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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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Shane Connolly
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