Available Excursions for Galway


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Excursions may not be available for all programs and sessions.

Aran Islands

The traditional Irish life is still alive and well on the west coast's Aran Islands. After taking a boat to the islands, students will journey to the prehistoric fort of Dún Aenghus. On a guided tour of this famous archaeological landmark, students will learn about ancient Irish mythology while... Read More

Connemara

Students will travel to Connemara to discover a hidden side of Ireland. First stop, Cong village. This village was the location of the classic film "The Quiet Man." Students will continue on to the Kylemore Abbey, a gothic church, and explore its six acres of Victorian walled gardens. Here,... Read More

Cork & Blarney Castle

The traditional city on the River Lee has developed a modern twist with a dynamic café and pub scene. Students will walk the cobblestone city streets to discover the Cork City Hall and find the best local food and crafts at the English Market. Located Just outside the city, Blarney Castle is... Read More

County Clare & the Dingle Peninsula

This excursion is for Summer students only. Students will discover several periods of Irish history on a visit to County Clare. From the 600 year-old Bunratty Castle and the attached Folk Park which reconstructs life in 19th century Ireland, to the ancient early Christian round huts and... Read More

Dublin

Dublin is not only the capital city of the Republic of Ireland, but is also Ireland's capital for Gaelic culture. While in Dublin, students will get to discover Gaelic culture in many forms. Students will visit the historical grounds of Trinity College and explore the cobbled maze of alleyways... Read More

Isle of Arran

Optional for some or all sessions
Get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life and slow down during this island excursion. Explore the beautiful Scottish countryside on this island with a population of merely 5,000 people. Choose your own adventure: Go hiking, cycling, sea kayaking, kite surfing, horseback riding, or simply... Read More

The Burren & Cliffs of Moher

ISA students will travel south along Ireland's western coast to discover the Burren, the ancient Poulnabrone Dolmen and the Cliffs of Moher. Fishing villages dot the coastal drive, which weaves through the Burren, home to 75% of Ireland's native flora and fauna and the historic Dunguaire Castle.... Read More