Study Abroad in Maynooth, Ireland

Excursions / Travel - January Term 2018

Excursion to Dublin (2 days)

Included in program fee

The program begins in Dublin with an introduction to the Irish capital and a chance to get your bearings. Visit the Guinness Storehouse and try to find a table in a pub in Temple Bar. Dubliners are so friendly, you’ll be feeling like a local in no time, and we’re sure you’ll be back for more!

Cliffs of Moher Day Trip or Game of Thrones Day Trip *

Included in program fee

Cliffs of Moher Day Trip

This is an opportunity for you to experience traditional Ireland. Travel through small villages in the west of Ireland to The Burren and the iconic Cliffs of Moher where you will have great views of the Atlantic Ocean. You will also have an opportunity to visit a fishing village en route.

Game of Thrones Day Trip

You will have a morning trek in Tollymore Forest and an afternoon trek at Winterfell in the Castle Ward Estate. You will also visit Strangford, Inch Abbey, Ballynahinch and Dromore, all key locations used for the filming of this popular TV series.

* Please email your choice of fieldtrip to maynooth@aifs.co.uk by Thursday, November 30.

Optional Excursion to Galway (2 days - $325)

Taking a train from Dublin you will stay for 2 nights in Galway (breakfast is included) and enjoy a Galway city walking tour, visit to the Aran Islands and a group meal with traditional music. Galway is a medieval city which today is full of colorful, cozy pubs and artisan shops and has a quirky, artsy vibe which its student population strives to maintain. You may even hear the locals speaking Irish Gaelic, a form of Celtic language.

A minimum of 6 students is required for this optional excursion to run.

Dates and itineraries are tentative and subject to change.