Study Abroad in Limerick: Cultural Excursions

London, England (3 days)

Included only for students on the optional AIFS Flight Package

Get to know your fellow students before traveling to campus and take a sightseeing tour with a professional guide who will point out some of London’s famous landmarks including Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament and the Tower of London. You will also have free time to visit museums, see a play or stroll in London’s beautiful parks.

Includes accommodations, breakfast and sightseeing as indicated. Lunch and dinner are not included.

Dublin (3 days)

Included in program fee

Early morning departure for Dublin city. Upon arrival you can

The next day, take a sightseeing tour of historical and cultural Dublin. Visit the Book of Kells and enjoy free time to explore Ireland’s capital better known as Baile Atha Cliath or “Town of the hurdled ford”. Free evening to attend a concert or play in ’s finest venues.

On the third day, enjoy free time to explore Dublin before departure for Limerick in the early afternoon.

Includes accommodations, breakfast, transportation and the services of a guide. Lunch and dinner are not included.

Trip to the West of Ireland (Lahinch and the Burren) (day visit)

Included in program fee

Depart by bus for Lahinch, a popular seaside village in County Clare, on the west coast of Ireland. Tea, coffee and scones will be served upon arrival. Visit the Burren, a karst limestone region of approximately 300 square miles, teeming with such geological oddities as labyrinthine cave systems, disappearing

After soup and sandwiches at a typical Irish restaurant, hike the Cliffs of Moher, a line of sheer cliffs some 5 miles in length, extending from Lough Point in the north to Cancregga in the south. After dinner, return to Limerick by private bus.

Includes transportation, lunch, dinner and entrance fees.

Limerick City (day visit)

Included in program fee

Tour Limerick City where you will visit St. John’s Castle, built in the 11th century and the centerpiece of Limerick’s historic area. Then head to St. Mary’s Cathedral, located on the banks of the River Shannon, with many relics dating from the days of the siege of Limerick in 1691. Eat lunch at a typical Irish restaurant, then take a guided tour of Bunratty Castle, a perfectly restored medieval keep, six miles north of Limerick.

Includes transportation, lunch and entrance fees.

Aran Islands (2 days)

Included in program fee

Visit the Aran Islands located in Galway Bay off the West Coast of Ireland. The three Aran Islands of Inis Mór (Big Island), Inis Meáin (Middle Island) and Inis Oírr (East Island) are famous for their historical monuments, geological formation and are one of the only places in Ireland where the Irish language is still spoken. Take a ferry to the island and have an overnight stay in Inis Mór to experience the history, music, dance and culture of Ireland. Hire a bicycle to explore this virtually untouched landscape and visit the Dun Aonghasa Fort which is perched on top of cliffs of 300 ft in height.

Includes transportation (including ferry), accommodations, breakfast and bicycle hire. Lunch and dinner are not included.

Dates and itineraries of all excursions are tentative and subject to change.

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