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Ireland: Beyond the Usual   

Class Overview

Are you planning a trip to Ireland, do you have Irish ancestry or are you otherwise interested in this island in the North Atlantic? Ireland has a long and fascinating history. Develop a better understanding of the country’s history and culture as well as a brief introduction to Irish mythology. Learn about historically significant locations and unusual sites relevant to the culture and history of the country. Gain exposure to a few sites that demonstrate the Neolithic era (standing stones, passage tombs, rock art, etc.), the Bronze/Iron Ages (crannogs, hillforts), the Irish Monastic era (monasteries, churches, museums), as well as an array of museums with collections from a number of time periods. Learn travel tips that will help you plan an enjoyable trip travelling around Ireland.

Learning Outcomes

After this class, students will:

  • Have a greater appreciation of lesser-known but historically significant sites to visit in Ireland.
  • Better understand the history and culture of Ireland.
  • Be better prepared for travel with tips and tricks.

Who Should Take This Class?

  • People who are interested in Irish history and culture.
  • Anyone interested in learning about travel to Ireland, whether in-person or from the comfort of the classroom.


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