Dates

August 5 to 16, 2020

Starting Price

$4,695 + Air + Taxes; Singles Please Ask

Deposit per Person

$600

12 Days
Exclusive U-M Departure, Land
AHI
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Questions?

Call Alumni Travel at 855.764.0064

Trip Highlights

Experience the best of Ireland’s heritage and natural history on this 10-night adventure including stays in Ennis, Killarney, Mallow and Dublin. From dancing to storytelling to a special farm-to-fork meal, you’ll sample Irish culture, cuisine and traditions. Walk along the fossil-laden limestone terrain of the Burren and peer into a Neolithic portal tomb on the dramatic Cliffs of Moher—a UNESCO Global Geopark. On the Loop Head and Dingle Peninsulas, take in the stunning coastline from land and water. Cruise to the Aran Island of Inishmore to learn more about island life from a local guide, and explore Killarney National Park by horse-drawn carriage. Watch border collies corral sheep in the open countryside of the Ring of Kerry, and meet the shepherd to learn more about the dogs and flock. Cap off your journey in seaside Dublin and Dalkey Village. Your first-class accommodations are enhanced by a generous meal plan featuring wine with dinner.

Exclusive Departure: this departure is considered exclusive and the participants are U-M travelers, who consist of alums, family and friends.

Itinerary

Day 1

Depart gateway city

Day 2

Arrive in Shannon | Transfer to Ennis

Transfer to the Old Ground Hotel in Ennis.

Discovery: Ennis tour. On a guided walk, learn about this lively market town’s unique history and hear how the area is steeped in legend and folklore. Gather for a Welcome Reception and Dinner.

Enrichment: Irish Music and Dance. During an exclusive show, tap your foot to the lively beat of a traditional céilí band, accompanied by dancers.

Full Itinerary
Your Journey
Meet Your Trip Host

Diarmaid Ó Foighil

Diarmaid Ó Foighil is currently serving as professor and chair of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and as a Curator of Mollusks in the U-M Museum of Zoology. A native of the Connemara Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking area) of County Galway, Ireland, Ó Foighil completed his undergraduate education at the National University of Ireland, Galway and his Ph.D. at the University of Victoria (British Columbia). After postdoctoral studies in Canada and the US he joined the University of Michigan faculty in 1995. He works on invertebrate evolution and conservation and although his primary background is in marine systems, since moving to Ann Arbor he has also become interested in freshwater and terrestrial taxa, including endangered Pacific Island land snails.

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Dates

August 5 to 16, 2020

Starting Price

$4,695 + Air + Taxes; Singles Please Ask

Deposit per Person

$600

12 Days
Exclusive U-M Departure, Land
AHI
Learn about Travel Insurance

Questions?

Call Alumni Travel at 855.764.0064