The Irish Experience
Cork & Dublin
July 1-27, 2013
Why Choose the Celtic ExpLore Ireland Program?
• All inclusive, comprehensively priced
• Round-trip airfare from Toronto
• All transfers via private coach
• Theatrical performance in Dublin
• DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit) pass included
• Trips to Blarney Castle, Kilmainham Gaol,
Explore Ireland’s rich literary tradition, fascinating history, and study on famous university campuses while enjoying the exuberant Irish culture!
Travel to beautiful Cork, the gateway to the rugged Southwest. Distinguished by a magnificent coastline, Cork lies on the banks of the River Lee where it meets the Atlantic Ocean. Cork was voted the European Capital of Culture in 2005 and is alma mater to writers Sean O’Faolain and Frank O’Connor. You'll visit Limerick and Blarney Castle, two of Ireland's most iconic and mythic sites. Enjoy a day tour to the Aran Islands where Irish is the everyday language and folklore and ancient culture thrives. And finally, check-out scenic Galway, the stunning heart of Ireland’s West coast. Experience the street theatre and ambience of the fastest growing and youngest city in Ireland during the Galway Film Fleadh (Festival) and the lead-up to the Galway Arts Festival.
Dublin is the heart and soul of Ireland, and you will have the opportunity to further immerse yourself in Gaelic culture. Live and learn in the shadow of Irish literary and historical giants: Oscar Wilde, Samuel Beckett and the epic James Joyce.
Trinity College Dublin is ideally located seconds away from Temple Bar restaurants and the vibrant Grafton Street district, shops, theatres, cinemas and museums. Attend a Gaelic football or hurling match, see a spectacular theatrical performance and visit the Guinness Brewery. The program culminates with our Awards Banquet at the National Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire, overlooking the Irish Sea.
Depart Toronto, overnight flight to Ireland: July 1
Cork: July 2-19
Dublin: July 19-
Return flight to Toronto: July 27
Program Fee Includes:
Round-trip airfare from Toronto
All Transfers via private coach
Breakfast and dinner daily (except Saturday dinners)
Pre-departure briefing and material
Orientation tours of the cities you visit including all of the following:
Open-air Irish Dancing at the Lough in Cork,
Gaelic Football or Hurling match
Historic Cork Women's Prision
Scenic Downtown Galway and atmosphere of the Galway Arts Festival
Cliffs of Moher
Cobh Harbour, last port of call of the Titanic
Lakes of Killarney
Wicklow Mountains, Glendalough & Powerscourt
Book of Kells, Trinity College
Abbey Theatre performance
Ancient Temple at Newgrange
Riverdance performance at the Gaiety Theatre
Kilmainham Gaol or Christchurch and St. Patrick's Cathedral