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Ireland: Literature & History


Experience the Literature and History in the Land of Stories

Earn six college credits while experiencing the rich heritage of Ireland.  Escaping conquest by Rome, Ireland has retained much of its tribal past in its contemporary culture, in the shrill strains and mournful undertones of its music, and in the warm, communal, and genuine hospitality of its people.

Students will get off the beaten path with experienced professors and tour authentic medieval castles and monasteries; visit two World Heritage sites: the passage tomb of Newgrange (older than the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt) and the majestic Cliffs of Moher. 

Students will also read Irish literature in the landscapes where Irish writers drew their inspirations, walk the battlefields that changed Irish history, see world-class museums and heritage centers, and explore the cobblestone streets and markets of Dublin and Galway. 

Date: Study in the fall 2015 semester; travel as a group in early January 2016

Travel Fee: Approximately $2,600

Travel Fee IncludesThe Burren

  • Two weeks in modern youth hostels and inns (share rooms with other participants)

    Round-trip airfare

    Transportation to/from the airport

    In-country breakfasts

    Entrance/admission to all attractions

    Mandatory travel health insurance

Not included in the trip fee: Passport fees, any vaccination costs, daily lunches and dinners, tuition, and any applicable baggage-handling feeds imposed by the airlines or entrance/exit taxes. 

Note: Estimated $700 minimum for personal spending and other meals.


Students may be eligible for scholarships available through the TC3 Office of Financial Aid, room 101.

Courses Offered Cathedral in Dublin

English 250, Field Studies in Literature, 3 credits
History 230, History of Ireland, 3 credits


Kimari Johnson | Professor of English
Kimari teaches the Field Studies in Literature course and has traveled extensively. She also is especially fond of
Irish Literature. Contact Kimari at 607.844.8222, Ext. 4332, or by Email.

John Sheehan
John teaches the History of Ireland course, as well as other Liberal Arts courses at TC3. He has traveled with TC3 students to Ireland for the past four years. Contact John in room 122, at 607.844.8222, Ext. 4272, or by Email.