Ireland: Landscape, History & Culture

October 06, 2022 —October 19, 2022
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This is a Non-Credit program

Ireland’s lovely landscape and landmarks provide an excellent and easily accessible source of relevant content and examples through which to discover its rich history and vibrant culture in this non-credit course. As a professional musician and songwriter, I am also familiar with aspects of Irish history and culture from an artistic perspective. In addition to its history and culture, we’ll explore aspects of Ireland’s musical heritage, which runs deep. It touches all aspects of Irish life, from history and politics to culture and tourism.

Whether it’s a concert hall performance, a ceilidh (party) in a neighborhood pub, or a busker on a street corner, we will experience Ireland the way it is today.

“Imagine a ‘study abroad’ program with all of the adventure, and none of the homework! CCSA’s Ireland: Landscape, History & Culture program is designed to suit the interests and experiences of adult travelers rather than college students.”

-Jim Gleason

Accommodation for 12-nights
Program-related ground transportation & entrance fees
24/7 on-site program leaders



  • Glasnevin Cemetery

  • Irish House Party (traditional Irish music)*

  • Temple Bar

  • Newgrange & Hill of Tara UNESCO World Heritage Site

  • Glendalough in County Wicklow

  • Dinner with the Delaney Brothers at Templemore Arms Hotel in Tipperary

  • Rock of Cashel

  • Waterford Crystal

  • Ring of Kerry

  • Aran Islands

  • Cliffs of Moher


  • Kilmainham Gaol Museum

  • St. Patrick’s Cathedral*

  • Trinity College & Book of Kells*

  • Guinness Storehouse*

  • Irish Theatre Performance*

  • Tipperary

  • Waterford Crystal

  • Bishop’s Palace

  • Reginald’s Tower & Medieval Museum

  • Killarney
  • Killarney National Park

  • Ross Castle and Muckross House & Gardens

  • Stone Circle in Kenmare, Avoca at Molls Gap

  • Limerick
  • Milk Market

  • King John’s Castle*

  • The Hunt Museum*

  • St. Mary’s and/or St. John’s Cathedral*

  • Galway
  • Aran Islands and Dun Aonghusa Visitor Centre

  • * Items identified with an asterisk symbol may involve additional fees

    Program Package

    • Accommodations
    • Course-related activities and entrances fees
    • Additional cultural program excursions
    • Health and emergency evacuation insurance (International Programs Only)
    • On-Site Director's and staff on-site 24/7

    Throughout the program, the group will be housed in hotels. Hotel accommodations are based primarily on double occupancy with occasional use of triple rooms. Singles are available at an additional cost.

    Breakfast is provided daily. Participants will be responsible for lunch and dinner each day.

    CCSA Central Office

    Contact Information

    Kara Arvin - Applications

    Nate Addington - Payments

    Denise Knisely - Travel

    Jerry Barnaby

    On-Site Director

    No Photo Submitted Jerry is the Executive Director for CCSA.

    Independent Travel

    Participants are responsible for their own air travel.

    Students will be advised on the date, time and location to check-in with the program administrators. You are required to confirm your independent travel arrangements at least 30-days prior to the program start date. It is the responsibility of the student to familiarize themselves with their chosen airline's booking and cancellation policies. A check-out date, time and location will be provided.


    Not required for U.S. citizens for less than a 3-month stay. Non-U.S. citizens are responsible for obtaining a visa as needed.

    Program Dates
    October 06, 2022 —October 19, 2022

    Base Price

    Estimated Airfare
    $0 - $0
    (estimated additional cost based on recent airline prices)

    Payment Process
    See our payments page
    Enrollment Status: CLOSED

    Regular Application Deadline
    August 01, 2022
    App Fee Currently $250

    Courses Offered

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