Study Abroad in Maynooth, Ireland

Study Abroad in Maynooth: Cultural Excursions

London, England (2 nights)

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 Londonís 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 Londonís beautiful parks.

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


Included in program fee

On the first Sunday of the summer school, take a trip into Dublin for an introduction to the Irish capital and a chance to get your bearings. This excursion will include a visit the Guinness Storehouse and will end with a group meal in one of Dublinís famed pubs.

Glendalough (day trip)

Included in program fee

Glendalough is one of the most popular tourist sites in Ireland. St. Kevin established a famous monastery at Glendalough in the 6th century and it continued to flourish as a place of pilgrimage until the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the 16th century. Many of the ruins were destroyed in the 19th century. The picturesque lake and surrounding mountains create a wonderful landscape combined with the monastic ruins.

Irish Farm Experience (day trip)

Included in program fee

Travel to the outskirts of Dublin to a working Irish farm for an afternoon of fun-filled events. Make your own Irish soda bread, learn to play the Irish drum, dance a Ceili, take a tractor ride, milk a cow and more! If youíre feeling adventurous, get nice and muddy with a good old jump in the bog.

Includes transportation and light refreshments.

Giantís Causeway (day trip)

Included in program fee

Take this opportunity to visit the breathtaking Giant’s Causeway. Flanked by the Atlantic Ocean and dramatic cliffs these world famous basalt columns have inspired visitors for centuries. Interested students will have the opportunity to extend their stay in Northern Ireland into the weekend to include a Game of Thrones themed tour of many of the filming locations.

Includes transportation and sightseeing.

Optional Galway Overnight Trip

An optional overnight excursion by coach from Maynooth to Galway City is also offered to summer school students. This trip, which includes a boat trip on the Corrib, a visit to the Burren and the Cliffs of Moher and an overnight stay in a local hostel, can be booked in advance of the program.

Includes transportation, overnight accommodation, a boat trip and sightseeing.

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