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

Cliffs of Moher & the Burren

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


Optional for some or all sessions
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

Optional for some or all sessions
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

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 century-old churches, as much history as possible is... Read More


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

Ring of Kerry

The Ring of Kerry is considered one of the finest drives in the world. From rugged cliffs to golden beaches, small villages and green pastures to peat bogs and picturesque mountain ranges,this peninsula illustrates all that is beautiful. The variety of attractions makes this one of the most... Read More