Study across an island divided by a border, but joined in history. The program takes you to both Northern Ireland and The Republic of Ireland. From Dublin, the capital of the Republic, we’ll uncover the cultural significance behind Glendalough, Trinity College and places made famous by such writers as James Joyce and Jonathan Swift. Then we’ll head north, tracking the history of Ireland, ancient and modern, stopping at the magnificent coastal World Heritage Site, The Giant’s Causeway, and visiting locations associated more recently with the Troubles in Belfast and Derry. Then it’s off to the beauty of the mountains, valleys and islands of the West of Ireland where Gaelic and traditional music can sometimes still be heard. Discover the beauty and the tragedy, the history and the hope that define this land still struggling to be united.