Our November 2020 program has been canceled, and a new program is tentatively scheduled for March 2021. Stay tuned for updated program details!

Andrew Liveoak, Lough Gill, looking toward the Isle of Innisfree

Note: This is not a comprehensive itinerary. You may actually visit more or different sites depending upon weather, students’ academic interests, unforeseen opportunities, etc.

Wednesday, November 18–overnight flight to Dublin

Thursday, November 19–arrive at Dublin International Airport*; transfer to Bundoran; visit Loughcrew en route.

After about 18 hours in airplanes and airports and buses: the view from the Loughcrew Cairns.

Friday, November 20Cavan Burren National Park

You never know what you’ll find in the woods.

Saturday, November 21Donegal Castle and Donegal Town; Abbey of the Four Masters

With Red Hugh O’Donnell, Donegal Town

Sunday, November 22–A day in the country

Monday, November 23–Yeats Country: Drumcliff, Parke’s Castle, Lough Gill & the Lake Isle of Innisfree, Sligo Town

High Cross, ca. 11th century, Drumcliffe Church, County Sligo

Tuesday, November 24Sliab Liagh, Killybegs

If you had any idea what the Olds put themselves through to collect all these photos… Sliab Liagh is a hike, if you need a rest on the way up, make like the ancients and shelter in place.

Wednesday, November 25–Derry Bogside; Free Derry Museum; Londonderry .

Thursday, November 26Surfing lesson & Thanksgiving Celebration

Headed into the surf, Thanksgiving morning, 2019

Friday, November 27–depart Bundoran for Dublin; Epic Emigration Museum and 1916 Easter Rising sites

We give you plenty of free time in Dublin. Squirrel yourself away in a pub, shop Grafton Street, or maybe follow us to Trinity College for a visit to the Book of Kells and the Long Library (seen here).

Saturday, November 28Irish National Museums; free afternoon & evening

5 AM, Dublin International. Headed home!

Sunday, November 29–Return to U.S.A.