Friday, August 3, 2012

Academic Tour of Ireland in June 2012


KilKennyThe Offices of the President and International Education at Champlain College will offer an academic 10-day tour of Ireland and Dublin June 1-10, 2012, for staff, faculty, students, alumni, and friends of Champlain College.  The tour, led by faculty and staff of Champlain College Dublin, offers participants an insider understanding of the country, its people, and its culture and a chance to see Champlain College Academic Center and learn more about the study abroad program.
Tour leaders include Stephen Robinson, Director of Champlain College Dublin and an expert on landscape; Kelli Maoileoin-Dublin faculty member and expert on early Irish history and other faculty and staff of Champlain College.
Highlights of the Republic of Ireland itinerary include a walking tour of historic Dublin, a visit to the Dáil Éireann (Irish Parliament) and the opportunity to visit Trinity College Dublin and the Book of Kells.  Beyond Dublin, the tour features trips through the Irish countryside and West Coast and to Inishmore (largest of the Aran Islands) where Champlain travelers will visit historic religious sites, enjoy traditional music, Irish cuisine and experience spectacular scenery.  In Northern Ireland, travelers will be guided through Belfast by a local expert to learn more about its history and see how the city has largely rebuilt itself from the destruction of the Troubles.
For the day-by-day itinerary or for any additional questions you may have about the tour, please contact Dr. Stephen Robinson, Director, Champlain College Dublin, at or Kathy Lynn, Office of International Education,  Champlain College Burlington at or (802) 865-6485.

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