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UK & Irish Studies 2018:

Students from Saint Ignatius, University of Detroit Jesuit High School, and Walsh Jesuit journey to the UK & Ireland together on this academic travel program sponsored by Saint Ignatius High School.



June 10, 2018: Overnight Flight to Dublin, Ireland


June 11-13, 2018: Dublin, Ireland

  • Dublin is one of Europe’s most vibrant and welcoming capitals.  Over the next two days, the group will explore Trinity College, The Book of Kells, Temple Bar, St. Stephen's Green and Christchurch Cathedral. A special focus will be given to Dublin’s revolutionary past and its literary connection.  Students will also have an opportunity to visit the national parliament of Ireland: the Dáil Éireann.  (B, D)


June 13-16, 2018: Scotland

  • For the first time, in 2018, the program will journey across the Irish Sea to Scotland. There is a strong connection between Northern Ireland and Scotland. Many northern Irish are descended from settlers from Scotland and proudly call themselves “Ulster Scots.”

  • Students will journey to the capital of Scotland: Edinburgh and explore this beautiful city.  During their time in the capital, students will visit the Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle, and the Scottish National Parliament.  During their immersion in Scotland, students will visit its oldest University: St. Andrew’s. (B, D)


June 16-23, 2018: Northern Ireland

  • Students will journey back across the Irish Sea (by flight) to Belfast, Northern Ireland. Belfast is the heart of Ulster and the capital of Northern Ireland.  Her old Gaelic name, Beal Feirste means “Mouth of the Farset.”  Belfast is the only city in Ireland to have undergone an Industrial Revolution and has many reminders of her industrial past.

  • Your time in Belfast is completely planned by the Saint Ignatius Irish Studies Program.  The program will include university lectures, prominent guest speakers, immersion experiences in the divided communities of Belfast, and day trips to Giant’s Causeway, Dunluce Castle, and Ireland’s only walled city Derry/Londonderry. (B, L, D)


June 23-26, 2018: Achill Island

  • This morning you will depart from Belfast and head to the largest island off the coast of Ireland: Achill Island. You make your way across Northern Ireland and cross from the province of Ulster into Connaught. Your final destination will be Achill Island in County Mayo. Crossing into County Mayo is like stepping back in time and Achill Island is Mayo in microcosm.  During your stay, you will explore her pristine beaches, abandoned bogs and deserted dwellings that are scattered across this place of alluring beauty.

  • The majority of people in Greater Cleveland’s Irish community are descended from migrants that made their way to our shores from Achill Island.  During your time in Achill, you will learn about the great migration and their way of life today.  You will also have the opportunity to learn how to surf. Many people do now know that Ireland has some of the best “waves” on earth. This will be a time to chill out and encounter Ireland’s iconic rural west. (B, L, D)


June 26-27, 2018: Dublin

  • The group will bid farewell to Achill and make their way back to Dublin.  Upon your return to Dublin, the rest of the day will be at leisure for last minute exploration and souvenirs. 

  • On the final night, there will be a special going away dinner. (B, D)


June 27, 2018: Depart for Home


* All places listed on the itinerary will be visited, but the sequence is subject to change.

B = Breakfast

L = Lunch

D = Dinner


Tour Cost: $3899 + Airfare

The airfare will be approximately $1000


The land costs are fixed.  The cost of airfare fluctuates frequently.  In order to get you the best deal, we have left it out of the pricing and will pass on the actual cost to you.  Our best estimate at this time is around $1000.  It could be cheaper or more expensive.  Our team will work to secure the best pricing for your group.


Payment deadlines:

1.     $1000 Deposit due at time of registration

2.     Friday, March 23, 2018 - $1500 is due

3.     Friday, April 13, 2018 - $1000

4.     Friday, May 11, 2018- $399 + Airfare is due


What is included?

  • Group transfers and all ground transportation

  • Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh and Edinburgh to Belfast

  • All accommodations in central locations 

  • All Museum Entrance Fees

  • All Excursion Fees

  • Meals as indicated on the itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner) 

  • International Student Identity Card.  This card will be valid one year from the date of issue and will give you Medical Insurance and a host of other benefits when you travel.


What's not included?

  • Airfare from the US to Ireland

  • Lunch; except where indicated on the itinerary

  • Drinks with dinner

  • $40 tip for bus driver and guide

  • Irish Studies pullover/t-shirt


How do I sign-up?

  • The registration process is completed online.  Click "Register Here" to sign-up!

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