Ireland : Economy and Culture

Experience rural and urban Ireland and Wales. Much of the trip will be spent outdoors learning about the culture, history and tourism economy of Ireland and Wales. Planned destinations include the Burren, Cliffs of Moher, Connemara, Kylemore Abbey, the Aran Islands, Galway, Dublin, Caernarfon Castle, Llandudno, Great Orme, Llangollen Canal, and Chester; castles, churches, ring forts, a silver mine, copper mine, tower house, bird of prey sanctuary, the city walls of Chester, Snowdonia National Park, museums, a play, and the odd distillery.  Transportation is likely to include buses, trains, ferries, bicycles, horses, historic narrow gauge railways, cable cars, and a canal boat. We expect to stay along the Liffey River, overlooking the harbor in Kilronan, inside the ancient city walls of Caernarfon, and in a farm cottage with a peat fire in Connemara.

Courses Available

SABR 2960 Study Abroad (Area B2)
ECON 1101 Survey of Economics (Area E3,4)
ECON 4450 Comparative Economics

Dates: May 26- June 11, 2013
Cost: $3195 plus tuition

Contact: Dr. Richard McGrath
Phone: 344.2626
Office: Hawes