Join us September 10-18, 2022, to discover the natural beauty of Ireland!
Connie Kollmeyer, Co-Director of The Resiliency Institute and owner of Copper Fox Farm and Plot Twist Permaculture, has been working with the Institute of Study Abroad Ireland and their sister company, Find My Ireland, since 2014. She has planned several trips with them and is organizing this unique trip so we can see castles, ruins, and landscapes, experience authentic Irish culture, music, language, history & literature, visit cozy pubs, AND do it all with an “Earth Care, People Care, Fair Share” Permaculture focus! One of our hosts in Ireland, Dr. Niamh Hamill, is a Climate Ambassador for Ireland and partners with Green Education Ireland to help in our efforts to travel and experience authentic Ireland in a respectful and sustainable way.
About this Trip
What better place to “go green” than on the Emerald Isle? Experience the rugged and beautiful Wild Atlantic Way on Ireland's west coast where we'll spend time exploring rolling green landscapes, seascapes, forests, and waterfalls while learning about the ecology of the area and how we can all protect our precious natural outdoor spaces. We'll have the opportunity to try outdoor activities like pony trekking in the beach dunes or learning to surf in Ireland's surf capital, Bundoran, named one of the top ten surf spots in the world by National Geographic! We'll visit castles and ruins and will be immersed in Irish culture, music, history, folklore, and the famously friendly hospitality of the locals. We'll engage with Green Education Ireland, a grassroots sustainability and resiliency movement that offsets carbon emissions with rewilding and tree planting projects. We’ll also visit community gardens and spectacular seaside gardens, enjoy delicious farm-to-table meals, and learn about local foods and sustainable growing methods, including efforts to grow in harmony with natural systems and increase biodiversity and food security. This is a unique opportunity to experience the beauty and culture of “green” Ireland!
What is Included
Ground transportation in Ireland, accommodation in private apartments (2-4 persons sharing, private rooms
available), most meals, all admission fees, daily classes, expert private guides for our field trips, carbon offsets, evening entertainment.
What is Not Included
Airfare to and from Dublin, Ireland (choose your favorite airline, find a deal, or use your miles. We will meet at the Dublin airport and be picked up as a group from there), Travel Insurance (highly recommended!), optional activities such as surfing lesson and pony trek, laundry, some meals, beverages, and gratuities.
Cost per person: $1995.
Through December 30, 2021, you can reserve your spot with only a $99 refundable deposit! Deposit payable directly to Find My Ireland.
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