Dublin, Sligo, and Gort: The Ireland of James Joyce, W.B. Yeats and more!
June 12-21, 2017
Whether you’ve been to Ireland before or not, you will not want to miss this custom program designed and led by professor of English Jay Dickson. We’ll examine the Dublin of James Joyce and experience the city on Bloomsday, June 16. But we will also enjoy special access to historic manuscripts, the Book of Kells included. Our trip will take in the Irish countryside as we explore important megalithic sites and stop to admire the miles of stone walls and learn to describe their different styles. On the west side of the country, we will be in Yeats country. And we will explore the areas that inspired his descriptive poetry including Rosses Point, Glencar Waterfall, and Thoor Ballylee. And for those wishing to explore other aspects of this great country, the program includes optional activities so travelers can take nature walks, ride bikes, or tour distilleries.
For details or to sign up, please visit Eventbrite.
Minimum group size: 16 (minimum must be reached by February 28, 2017)
Wednesday, June 21, 2017