Irish Studies 2010

The adventure of a lifetime…

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Wednesday 26
13:00 Depart MKA Upper School for JFK Airport.
Aer Lingus Flight 110
Departs JFK: 18:15
Arrives Shannon: 6:10

Thursday 27
6:10 Arrive Shannon.
Tour West Clare and Connemara before arriving in Galway City.

Friday 28
Strokestown House, Famine Museum and Gardens.Travel to Omagh, County Tyrone — visit Sligo and the grave of W.B. Yeats en route.

Saturday 29
Ulster American Folk Park “Emigrants” exhibit & Program at Centre for Migration Studies.

Sunday 30
Derry City Tour with Martin McCrossan. Walk city walls, visit neighborhoods and political murals.

Monday 31
UAFP outdoor exhibits and Ulster American Folk Park Wedding.


Tuesday 1
Travel to Dublin. GPO, Trinity College, Book of Kells, and Free Time!

Wednesday 2
Visit Glendalough monastic ruins, then travel to Waterford via Kilkenny. Lunch and free time in Kilkenny.

Thursday 3
Academic program at Cobh Heritage Centre, visit Blarney Castle, tour Cork City.

Friday 4
Travel to Killarney via the West Cork Scenic Road. Visit Skibbereen Famine Cemetery en route.

Saturday 5
Adventure Day” in Killarney. Boat trip on lakes and hike through the Gap of Dunloe. Travel to Dunquin.

Sunday 6
Academic Program at the Blasket Heritage Centre. Boat trip to Great Blasket Island (weather permitting).

Monday 7
Tour western end of the Dingle Peninsula, then free time in Dingle Town.

Tuesday 8
Travel through Limerick City to Bunratty. Medieval Banquet, Bunratty Castle.

Wednesday 9
Depart Ireland
Aer Lingus Flight 111
Departs Shannon: 13:30
Arrives JFK: 15:50
Approximate arrival time at MKA Upper School: 17:30.

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