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Enchanting Ireland

Enchanting Ireland

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June 11-23, 2023
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From Dublin to Galway, Killarney to Kilkenny, this full yet well-paced 13-day tour showcases Ireland’s many charms — old and new. Your small band, limited to 24 travelers, sets out to discover Dublin, the intimate Irish capital, visiting Trinity College with its remarkable Book of Kells, and St. Patrick’s Cathedral, seeing the haunts of Ireland’s beloved literary sons. Travel on to Galway, the region some consider the “most Irish part of Ireland,” stopping at Tyrrellspass Castle for tea, and at Clonmacnoise, a 6th-century monastic site. Highlights of the three-night stay here include a journey through the legendary Connemara region to beautiful Kylemore Abbey, and an excursion to Inishmore, largest of the fabled Aran Islands. Departing Galway for a three-night Killarney sojourn, travel along County Clare’s spectacular coastline, encountering the remarkable Burren and the majestic Cliffs of Moher then ferrying to County Kerry. Dine in a family-run B&B and tour charming Killarney, riding a jaunting cart to 15th-century Ross Castle. Boarding a boat, visit historic Muckross House and the Kerry Folklife Centre. Experience the Ring of Kerry’s stunning coastal scenery, stopping for an Irish sheepdog demonstration. In Blarney, visit the 15th-century castle and famed Blarney Stone, then see the celebrated Rock of Cashel. Proceeding to Kilkenny, Ireland’s cultural capital, explore the town and its castle, one of Ireland’s most beautiful. Back in Dublin for a final visit, tour fascinating EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. Savor the Antrim Coast’s dramatic beauty and lively Belfast with an optional 4-day/3-night post-tour Northern Ireland extension.

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Odysseys Unlimited
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Traveling Owls

The Rice Alumni Traveling Owls program serves as a catalyst for lifelong learning and strengthens bonds between Rice University alumni and friends. With a commitment to education, engagement, exploration and excellence, the Traveling Owls program is designed to create exciting intellectual itineraries unlike any other travel opportunities, while sustaining enthusiasm for knowledge and building relationships among fellow Owls.