On this custom-designed program we’ll circle Ireland and learn about the cultures and history that have shaped Irish writing, and, most importantly, visit many of the places that have made Ireland fertile ground for writers and other artists.
We will walk the streets of James Joyce’s Dublin while reflecting on the places and people and sights and sounds that he immortalized. We will visit the tower where Yeats composed some of his most famous poems—and which became an emblem of his artistic vision—and Sligo, where he spent his summers as child and came to rest many decades later.
In addition, as we leave the Republic of Ireland for Northern Ireland, we will learn about the Troubles and the work of the most recent Irish writer to be awarded the Nobel Prize, Seamus Heaney.
As we follow in the footsteps of these and other writers, we will also take time to learn about the fascinating history of Ireland and experience several of its many landscapes. Our itinerary will include opportunities to explore Dublin, Belfast, and Galway, as well as visits to the Hill of Tara and Newgrange in County Meath and the Aran Islands and the Cliffs of Moher in County Clare.
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