Spend Time in Nature
We will learn about the ecology of this beautiful and rugged "off the beaten tourist track" area of Ireland as we visit scenic natural locations, and we will learn how we can all protect our precious natural outdoor spaces. We'll have the opportunity to try outdoor activities like pony trekking in the beach dunes or learning to surf in Ireland's surf capital, Bundoran, named one of the top ten surf spots in the world by National Geographic!
Culture and the Landscape
We'll visit castles and ruins and will be immersed in Irish culture, music, history, and folklore and the famously friendly hospitality of the locals. Alongside the daily field trips, our expert teachers will talk about links between the landscapes, folklore, custom and tradition, environmental policy and sustainability in Ireland. You will learn about both the traditional and the contemporary and how they are inextricably linked.
Gardening and Sustainability
We'll engage with Green Education Ireland, a grassroots sustainability and resiliency movement that offsets carbon emissions with rewilding and tree planting projects, including edible forest gardens! We’ll visit community gardens and spectacular seaside gardens, enjoy delicious farm-to-table meals, and learn about local foods and sustainable growing methods, including efforts to grow in harmony with natural systems and increase biodiversity and food security.
Ground transportation in Ireland, accommodation in private apartments (2-4 persons sharing, private rooms available,) most meals as listed on itinerary, all admission fees, daily classes, expert private guides for our field trips, carbon offsets, evening entertainment.
What's Not Included?
Airfare to Dublin, Ireland (choose your own preferred airline and seats, use your miles and discounts, choose a layover or not, or choose to arrive a couple days early or stay for a few extra days at the end of the trip!) optional activities such as surfing lesson or pony trek, laundry, some meals, beverages, gratuities, and souvenirs.
The total price to Go Green with us in Ireland is only $1995, and you can hold your spot with a fully refundable $99 deposit! You will register directly with our Irish host, Find My Ireland, and list The Resiliency Institute on your registration form.
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Not on Facebook but want to join us in Ireland and don't want to miss any important information about the trip? Don't worry - once you register for the trip with Find My Ireland, we will add you to our trip email list to be sure you get all the information you'll need!
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April 1 - Sustainable communities & Transition Towns
May 6 - Global permaculture, permaculture around the world
June 3 - Literature and myth inspired by the land. Nature connection, folklore, fairies, and forest bathing.
July 8 - Natural landscaping and Dare to Be Wild movie screening
Oct. 14 - Ireland trip share, photos, videos, and travel stories
Dec. 4 - Year-end celebration