CCSU Study Tour to the North of IRELAND & Northern Ireland
Study Irish history, politics, and genealogy with CCSU Professors & local experts
at Inch House Irish Studies Centre, August 1-9, 2015
Experience the Ireland many tourists miss. Travel to the north of Ireland and Northern Ireland, UK. Spend seven days with a small group of adults (24 max) and two CCSU Professors of History. Be shown around by Irish experts and guides. See the stunning natural beauty of Donegal, including the Inishowen Peninsula and Glenveagh National Park, and the Antrim Coast, featuring Giant’s Causeway. Visit the walled city of Londonderry/Derry, named the UK City of Culture and the Lonely Planet travel guide’s #4 city in the world to visit in 2013.
See castles and churches, cottages and high crosses, wall murals and memorials, as you tour the countryside and learn about the entire history of Ireland from the earliest days of the Celts to the Troubles of the twentieth century. At the same time get expert guidance in researching your family history.
You will stay in a comfortable guesthouse behind the seventeenth century manor which is the heart of the Inch House Irish Studies Centre. Be treated to home-made, locally sourced food prepared to traditional Irish recipes. Mornings are spent walking the quiet country roads and spectacular beaches of Inch Island and/or listening to talks about Irish history and genealogy. Bus and walking tours are held during the days. Evenings are spent in quaint countryside pubs or vibrant city venues, where participants can participate in the traditional Irish music, dance, and craic of the locals.
A final itinerary will be posted soon! Here is a tentative itinerary.