Here you will find study trips and round trips through the metropolises of Ireland
Look forward to a group tour through Dublin, the capital and at the same time the largest city in the Republic of Ireland. If you are new to Dublin’s highlights, be sure to check out Dublin City Hall, Sean O’Casey Bridge, Dublin Castle, Christ Church, Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Famine Monument, Molly Malone statue, the Visit the Abbey Theater, the Guinnes Storehouse, the Temple Bar, the General Post Office, the high needle – The Spire, Ha’penny Bridge, the Grand Canal and many other attractions such as the Irish Museum of Modern Art or the National Wax Museum. Fall in love with the city of Dublin on an unforgettable city break.
The large, medium and small islands
If you take a trip to the west coast of Ireland, you will be amazed by the city of Galway. A study trip (e.g. for a language course) could also lead to this city. Galway is picturesquely situated on Galway Bay and is the capital of County Galway. Tourists interested in culture enjoy the numerous festivals, theatrical and musical performances that take place in Galway city. And Galway is the starting point for a trip to the romantic Aran Islands. The three “Aran Islands” lie next to each other off the Irish coast in the Atlantic. Ferries depart from Galway for day trips to the archipelago. All three Aran Islands are inhabited. The inhabitants – at least the older ones – still speak Gaelic!
The big island: Inishmore
The ferries from Galway land in the port of the village of Kilronan on the north coast of Inishmore, the largest of the Aran Islands with just under 31 square kilometers. Visitors can stop off in the village’s restaurants and pubs and fortify themselves there for a hike or bike ride across the island. For example, the fortress “Dún Eochla” near the village of Eochaill, which was built in the early Middle Ages, is worth seeing. You can even see the remains of prehistoric settlements on Inishmore! Boats to the other two Aran Islands depart from Inishmore Harbor.
The middle island: Inishmaan
Inishmaan Island, east of Inishmore, is just 9.1 square kilometers. Lovers of literature drop by the “Teach Synge”, the house of the writer John Millington, who lived here around 1900. The house is now accessible as a memorial and museum. The residents of Inishmaan traditionally make a particularly beautiful type of souvenir, namely hand-knitted sweaters. Many a tourist treats themselves to a nice sweater before getting back on the boat.
The small island: Inisheer
The smallest of the Aran Islands, Inisheer (5.67 square kilometers), is also worth a visit! A medieval castle from the 14th century and a church dedicated to Saint Kevin provide romantic photo opportunities. And if you take a walk to the east coast, you will come across the wreck of the ship “Plassey”, which ran aground off Inisheer in 1960. Everyone on board was able to save themselves!
Party mile with Gaelic charm
Located on the west coast of Ireland, Galway is the most youthful city on the Emerald Isle. There are hardly any major and world-famous sights to discover for travelers, but the city with around 75,000 inhabitants exudes an omnipresent and lively charm. A place could hardly be more Irish. The vibrant student city is home to two of the most important universities in the country and is rich in pubs, restaurants, bars and clubs. Even after a long stay, there are always new locations that are worth exploring. When it comes to art, culture and music, Galway has a lot to offer. The many typical Irish pubs offer everything from high-speed fiddle music to folklore to live music. Regular festivals and events underline the vital character of the city.
The secret state capital of the arts
Galway’s city center is characterized by colorful house facades, behind which rustic pubs as well as small shops are hidden. But the many talented street musicians and artists who meet in public places are also part of the lively cityscape. The St. Nicholas’ Collegiate Church, built in 1320, is a landmark. The church is the largest medieval church in Ireland. Even the legendary navigator Christopher Columbus is said to have already attended a trade fair here. Eyre Square is in close proximity to the train station. The square, which is provided with numerous lawns, benches and shady trees, attracts many visitors, especially in summer. But Galway also has plenty of opportunities for a study trip to spice up your stay in Ireland with education and background knowledge.
Kinsale is a picturesque town in southern Ireland. The small town with around 4,000 inhabitants is located in County Cork on the Celtic Sea. Cork City is around 25 km north of the community, which is very popular with study travelers and active vacationers. Kinsale has an eventful history and attractive tourist infrastructures that attract vacationers from all over Europe. The center of the place is Main Street with many shops, studios and galleries framed by pubs and street cafes. The busy main street leads directly to the large marina. Water sports enthusiasts, anglers and guests who go whale watching out to sea meet there. It is a little quieter on the Kinsale golf course.
Attractions in and around Kinsale
At the mouth of the Brandon River are the ruins of Fort Charles, which was a very important defensive bastion during the Anglo-Irish War in 1601 and later. Desmond Castle from 1500 is well worth a visit. St. Mulrose Church also dates from the early Middle Ages. The Old Courthouse has an interesting permanent exhibition on the history of Kinsale.
Active guests can hike along the coast to the rugged cliff “Old Head of Kinsale”, which rises almost eight kilometers outside of the village. The Nohoval Cove is also worth seeing. In the small, well-hidden bay, visitors will find fantastic photo opportunities, because the dark rocks are very impressively illuminated, especially at sunset. From the bay, paddlers often start tours along the cliff coast towards Kinsale.