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
- Course-related activities and entrances fees
- Additional cultural program excursions
- Health and emergency evacuation insurance* (International Programs Only)
- On-Site Director's 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.
Participants are responsible for their own air travel.
Students will be advised on the date, time and location to check-in with the program administrators. You are required to confirm your independent travel arrangements at least 30-days prior to the program start date. It is the responsibility of the student to familiarize themselves with their chosen airline's booking and cancellation policies. A check-out date, time and location will be provided.
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.