The Irish Arts and Culture Program

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Irish Arts and Culture Gappers taking part in on-site acting at Eniskillen Castle in Northern Ireland
Irish Arts and Culture Gappers taking part in on-site acting at Eniskillen Castle in Northern Ireland


The Irish Arts & Culture Program is designed to give you an opportunity to explore and cultivate your creative side, build independence and develop an appreciation of Irish arts and culture.

You'll get to try your hand at many artistic disciplines as you work with local artists, photographers, writers, performers and musicians in personalized, small-group workshops. You’ll explore the rich tapestry of Ireland’s cultural and artistic heritage while travelling to some of the country’s most unique and celebrated locations. This program is all about exploring and developing your creative side and no prior artistic experience is needed – Only enthusiasm!

You’ll learn to live and work with your peers, to manage a house and to cultivate your creative side in a supportive environment. You’ll delve into Ireland’s cultural heritage and modern arts scene, immerse yourself in our community, explore the arts, develop a self-designed portfolio and have the time of your life.

  • Local Living - It's All About Community: Experience life as locals do from your Victorian home in the heart of Bundoran, Co. Donegal. Your 8 bedroom, traditional Victorian home is cosy, funky and has incredible views of the Atlantic.
  • Artistic Exploration and Workshop: Self-Designed, Unique and Tangible. Explore your areas of artistic interest from photography to found art/upcycling to music and performance to creative writing in our workshops.
  • Expeditions Around Ireland: You’ll get to explore the best of Ireland on our seven big expeditions (3-5 days each), each with a different cultural and artistic focus.

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About Irish Gap Year

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