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    Want to Visit Ireland this Summer?

    February 26, 2020

    Enrollment closes this week for "Intercultural Communication: Ireland," a credit-bearing study abroad course in which students examine the influence of history, geography, politics, language, economics and other factors upon communication and Irish culture. The class is scheduled to visit Ireland July 25 - Aug. 7.

    Coursework begins in Scranton. Our time in Ireland builds upon what we have learned at home. We typically start off in Dublin, visiting the Guinness Storehouse, Phoenix Park, the Temple Bar area, the Halfpenny Bridge, St. Stephens Green, Grafton Street, Trinity College and other sites. We'll visit the oldest pub in Ireland, and perhaps get to hear a bit of song, folktales and stories while we're there (or else we'll head up into the mountains around Dublin for a tour of rural pub life).

    We take a day trip out to the fishing village of Howth, where we walk the cliffs overlooking the Irish Sea. We'll also head down the coast to Dalkey -- home of George Bernard Shaw, as well as contemporary artists such as Bono, Van Morrison and Enya. We'll tour the small town castle there as well.

    After that we'll head by train to Galway, which will be our base on the west coast. We'll take a ferry out to the Aran Islands, where we'll spend the day exploring the island of Inis Mor, and grab a bus ride down to visit the Cliffs of Moher.

    From there, it's on to Sligo, where we'll hike the mountains up to the ancient gravesite of Queen Maeve. We plan to visit Donegal and perhaps head up to the Slieve League Mountains to take in a bit more scenery before heading back to Dublin for our last few days in country.

    For more information, contact Dr. Matt Reavy at matthew.reavy@scranton.edu.

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