This trip provided an unforgettable opportunity to experience the history, culture and people of Ireland while visiting its' two capital cities. This 9 day trip includes walking tours of Dublin and Belfast including entrance into Trinity College and the Book of Kells, St. Patrick's Cathedral and Dublin Castle. We will have a guided tour of Kilmainham Gaol given by the grandson of a 1916 Rebellion fighters as well as a trip to see the beauty and grandeur of Powerscourt Estate, including the house, garden and waterfalls. Traveling to ancient historical sites of Newgrange/Knowth and Hill of Tara and hearing about pagan times, druids, high chiefs and mystical spirits will be contrasted with modern history of Belfast an Derry as depicted in the internationally acclaimed mural art work which we will visit while in Northern Ireland.
Your Package Includes
- Roundtrip Airfare from USA
- European Airport/Hotel Transfers
- 7 Nights in Well-Rated Centrally Located Hotels
- Included Breakfast Daily
- 3 Included Dinners
- Full-Time Tour Manager
- First Class Motor Coach Transportation To and From All
- Entrance to Trinity College
- Guided City Tour of Dublin
- Entrance to St. Patrick's Cathedral
- Entrance to Dublin Castle
- Kilmainhaim Gaol
- 1916 Rebellion Tour
- Powerscout Estate
- Newgrange/Knowth/Hill of Tara
- Guided City Tour of Belfast
- Giants Causeway
- Londonderry/Derry Guided Tour
Not included: Meals not noted on itinerary, breakfast on arrival day, beverags during included meals, tips and gratuities for services providers, persaonl effects and any items not specifically listed above.
Members of the community are welcome to participate on a non-credit basis. Students will be enrolled in HIST 255 for three college credits.
A number of scholarships are available for OCC students.
Dr. Maureen Reustle, adjunct professor for Kean University and Ocean County College, teaches Irish History, Multicultural Learners in a Diverse Setting. Maureen's special interest in Irish Studies led to a doctoral dissertation "Hatred to Hope: Murals of Northern Ireland and the Peace Process" completed at Drew University. She conducted primary research interviewing artists, political and community leaders in Belfast and Derry and has traveled extensively throughout the island of Ireland. In addition to teaching college classes and leading Study Abroad seminars, Maureen is a professional life coach working with adults navigating career/work/life balance issues