CCSA’s fall 2022 program finds eighteen lifelong learners in Ireland. Ireland’s landscape and landmarks provide a rich history and vibrant culture to explore the Emerald Isle.

Jim Gleason meets group upon his arrival in Dublin

The adventurers are led by Jim Gleason, retired communication faculty member from Eastern Kentucky University. As a professional musician and songwriter, Jim am also familiar with aspects of Irish history and culture from an artistic perspective. In addition to its history and culture, he’ll guide an exploration of Ireland’s musical heritage, which runs deep, and touches all aspects of Irish life, from history and politics to culture and tourism. As Jim explains, “Imagine a ‘study abroad’ program with all of the adventure, and none of the homework! Ireland: Landscape, History & Culture program is designed to suit the interests and experiences of adult learners.”

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The group portion starts October 7 with a weekend in Dublin. Then the group travels across Ireland until October 19. Highlight in Dublin include an exclusive tour of Glasnevin Cemetery, a visit to Kilmainham Goal, and then to Newgrange. After that, the group will visit Templemore, Gleason’s ancestral home, Waterford, Tipperary, Killarney Limerick, and Galway. Sites include the Aran Island, the Ring of Kerry, and the Rock of Cashal.

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