This is a Non-Credit program
Ireland’s lovely landscape and landmarks provide an excellent and easily accessible source of relevant content and examples through which to discover its rich history and vibrant culture in this non-credit course. As a professional musician and songwriter, I am also familiar with aspects of Irish history and culture from an artistic perspective. In addition to its history and culture, we’ll explore aspects of Ireland’s musical heritage, which runs deep. It touches all aspects of Irish life, from history and politics to culture and tourism.
Whether it’s a concert hall performance, a ceilidh (party) in a neighborhood pub, or a busker on a street corner, we will experience Ireland the way it is today.
“Imagine a ‘study abroad’ program with all of the adventure, and none of the homework! CCSA’s Ireland: Landscape, History & Culture program is designed to suit the interests and experiences of adult travelers rather than college students.”
Accommodation for 12-nights
Program-related ground transportation & entrance fees
24/7 on-site program leaders
Irish House Party (traditional Irish music)*
Newgrange & Hill of Tara UNESCO World Heritage Site
Glendalough in County Wicklow
Dinner with the Delaney Brothers at Templemore Arms Hotel in Tipperary
Rock of Cashel
Ring of Kerry
Cliffs of Moher
OVERNIGHT LOCATIONS with ACTIVITIES
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
St. Patrick’s Cathedral*
Trinity College & Book of Kells*
Irish Theatre Performance*
Reginald’s Tower & Medieval Museum
Killarney National Park
Ross Castle and Muckross House & Gardens
Stone Circle in Kenmare, Avoca at Molls Gap
King John’s Castle*
The Hunt Museum*
St. Mary’s and/or St. John’s Cathedral*
Aran Islands and Dun Aonghusa Visitor Centre
* Items identified with an asterisk symbol may involve additional fees
- Accommodations: Included.
- Course-related activities and entrances fees
- All course-related ground transportation
- Additional cultural program excursions
- Health and emergency evacuation insurance* (International Programs Only)
- Program directors and staff on-site 24/7
Throughout the program, the group will be housed in hotels. Hotel accommodations are based primarily on double occupancy with occasional use of triple rooms. Singles are available at an additional cost.
Breakfast is provided daily. Participants will be responsible for lunch and dinner each day.
Group or Individual Travel Allowed
Option One - Group Travel
Travel together with faculty, staff and other participants from your CCSA program with our group travel. CCSA will purchase a airline ticket from select U.S. cities on your behalf. The airline cost will be included in your final bill from CCSA. In addition to the flight, you will also receive transport to/from the accommodation in the destination city and the airport.
You can check our currently available departure cities on our departures page CCSA highly recommends this option for those new to international travel.
- roundtrip air transportation from one of CCSA's designated
U.S. departure cities.
- roundtrip ground transportation between airport and the accommodation site.
- CCSA faculty and staff to guide you through the immigration and customs process.
Option Two - Individual Travel
If you wish to make independent travel arrangements and depart from a city not listed or travel outside the program dates please choose INDEPENDENT TRAVEL from the selection below. You will book your own flights and arrange your own transportation to/from the airport and the accommodation site of the program. This is a great option for going early, staying late, or using airline miles to purchase tickets. We highly recommend participants not fly standby for these programs as a late arrival may negatively impact your grade.Important Note for Independent Travelers:
Please be aware that your check-in date may be up to 24 hours AFTER the program start date (program dates include travel time). Check the CCSA website at https://ccsa.cc/departures for your scheduled date/time check-in.* All prices are estimates based on prior programs. Final pricing will be published on the CCSA website by the first payment deadline.
Not required for U.S. citizens for less than a 3-month stay. Non-U.S. citizens are responsible for obtaining a visa as needed.