Study Abroad in Maynooth, Ireland

Study Abroad in Maynooth: Cultural Excursions

Included in your program fee is a range of day trips and excursions, which will take you around Maynooth and deepen your social, historical and cultural understanding of Ireland.

Dublin (3 days)

Included in program fee

On arrival in Ireland, AIFS students will enjoy 3 days in Dublin, including a guided walking tour, group welcome meal and visit to the famed Guinness Storehouse. This is an opportunity for students to meet each other and explore Irelandís famed capital city before transferring to Maynooth.

Includes accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis in a city center hostel, a welcome meal and transportation.

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 from Maynooth and light refreshments.

Belfast (overnight)

Included in program fee

Belfast has staged a remarkable transformation since "the Troubles". Regeneration continues amidst the Victorian architecture of the city center and around the docklands where the famous Titanic was built and there is a thriving arts and music scene.

Includes transportation from Maynooth, accommodations and entrances.

Optional Excursion to London, England (2 nights)

Included only for students on the AIFS Flight Package

Begin your semester with a 2-night visit to London en-route to Dublin. This will allow you to relax, recover from jet lag and get to know your fellow classmates while touring Englandís capital.

Take a sightseeing tour with a professional guide who will point out some of Londonís most famous landmarks including Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament and the Tower of London. Have time to explore the city on your own where you can take in the gorgeous parks and gardens, see a play in the West End or shop for vintage clothes at Camden Market.

Includes accommodations, breakfast, sightseeing tour and local guide.

Optional Excursion to Galway (3 days - $395)

Taking the train from Dublin you will stay overnight in Galway (breakfast is included) and enjoy a Galway city walking tour, visit to the Burren and the Cliffs of Moher and a group meal with traditional music. Galway is a medieval city with colorful, cozy pubs and artisan shops and has a quirky, arty 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.

Fee includes accommodations, breakfast, transportation, sightseeing, local guide and entrances.

Students must enroll and pay for the optional excursions in the U.S. by the final payment deadline. Once paid for excursions are non-refundable except in the event of cancellation.

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