Inside Ireland 2019
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Pre-Departure Preparation Support
Medical Protection Plan
International Land Transportation
3 Meals Daily
Expert Local Guides
Entry Fee to Attractions/Activities
Full-time Delegation Manager
Trained and First-Aid Certified Educator Chaperones
24-Hour Support on Program
Day to Day
Meet your delegation and board your overnight flight to Dublin.
Welcome to Dublin
Welcome to Dublin, the capital of Ireland. Start your program with an orientation of Dublin before visiting the General Post Office to learn about the events of the 1916 Easter Rising, this exclusive People to People guided tour will allow you to experience this event from the witnesses’ perspective – from active participants on both sides, to bystanders caught in the middle.
Discover Dublin through a tour of the celebrated Trinity College, then take a stroll down the world famous O’Connell Street. Visit the Gaelic Athletic Association Museum and witness firsthand the pivotal role played by sports in Irish culture and contemporary history and politics.
Depart Dublin and head to County Cork, this afternoon visit the Blarney Castle, one of Ireland most visited sites. Climb to the top of the castle and hang upside-down to kiss the world famous Blarney Stone, legend says once you kiss the stone you will be given the gift of the gab.
The Titanic Experience
This morning head down to Sandycove to walk along the beach, before heading to Heartbreak Pier which was the final port of call for the Titanic. Here you will visit the Titanic Experience before heading back to Cork for dinner.
Visit Muckross House and step back to 1930’s farming in Ireland, before electricity and modern farming machinery. This afternoon transfer to Cahersiveen, a small typical Irish village in County Kerry. This is a special town that has welcomed People to People students for many decades. You will stay in Bed and Breakfasts that have welcomed our students for many years. Get to know your Irish hosts over breakfast and hear their many stories of hosting American students.
Legend of the Leprechauns
Immerse yourself in the nature of the Kerry countryside. Embrace the traditions of the hills with a ride on a traditional horse-drawn jaunty cart. Journey through a breathtaking narrow mountain pass carved by glaciers millions of years ago and be sure to make a wish at the “Wishing Bridge”. Today history will be brought to life in a land where the legend of the leprechauns began!
Valentia Island and Skellig Michael
Visit one of Ireland’s best kept secrets, Valentia Island, on the western-most coast of Ireland. Look out over Skellig Michael, a UNESCO Heritage Site, which has also been the set for the most recent Star Wars movies. Return to your hosts in Cahersiveen.
People to People Moment
Give back to this special town on “Cahersiveen Community Day” with other Irish teens and learn about the mass migration of the Irish. Make a meaningful contribution to the community by cutting peat to provide a heat source for the local elderly to use during the winter.
People to People Moment
Join local Irish students from the Kerry Diocese Youth Service and volunteer alongside your local peers in giving back to the community. This afternoon learn how to play Gaelic football and participate in a game against the locals. Tonight, take part in a lively musical evening of fun and dance, called a “ceilidh,” with your new Irish friends.
Visit the town of Dingle and take a boat tour to meet the most famous local, Funghie the dolphin. Funghie is a wild Bottlenose Dolphin, no one is quite sure of his age but he has been here for nearly 32 years. Once back on land, it is time to travel to Galway.
Cliffs of Moher
Take a full day adventure out to one of Ireland’s most iconic sites, The Cliffs of Moher and then visit Burren, one of Ireland’s six national parks. You will be joined by a local expert guide who will bring this remote, rugged and sparse landscape to life. Literary researchers have suggested that the Cliffs of Moher and Burren were the inspiration that J.R.R Tolkien needed to create The Hobbit and Lord of The Rings. We think you will agree that it really does look like Middle Earth.
People to People Moment
Spend the day in Connemara, which has very strong connection to the Irish language. Here you will take part in a full day outdoor adventure course, from rope courses, bog hiking and zip lining.
Drive Cross Country
Travel cross country on your way back to Dublin, take in beautiful green landscapes and count sheep. Tonight join your farewell dinner with your delegation.
Depart Dublin and head back to the USA.