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Irish Culture

Irish Culture

 

Ireland is steeped in culture and the Irish people have a strong sense of history, heritage, belonging, identity, traditions and customs.  International students are very fortunate to be exposed daily to such an array of cultural diversity in this country.  On the one hand, the Irish are renowned for their musical, traditional & singing talents, literature, folklore, gastronomy, but they also excel in sports, outdoor pursuits and are respected for their arts worldwide.

The epithet “Emerald Isle” is very synonymous with the greenery of the landscape and its beautiful natural environment.  A land of scholars and saints, Ireland nurtures also myths and legends and perhaps you might get a glimpse of a Leprechaun on your travels.

 

But what is so special about this island is its people.  To be Irish is to be welcoming, generous, helpful, hospitable, sociable, fun, well-travelled, educated, tolerant and inclusive.  The Irish are energetic, curious of the world, innovative, confident and hold an influential role in the world.  All international students are privileged to be exposed to such colourful and insightful people.

We, at the International Students’ Hub, provide cultural trips all year around so that international students can experience some of the traditions and customs in various parts of the country but also get to see the wonderful scenic sights this island offers.

 

ring of kerry

 

Just as a few samples of our cultural tours

We show our host students the wonders of the Wild Atlantic Way, coasted by the Slieve League Cliffs and the Cliffs of Moher.

We tour the Dingle Peninsula and Ring of Kerry saying hello on our way to the many dolphins.

We may also visit Skellig Michael (weather permitting) made famous in iconic scenes through the last Star Wars movie.

We discover the Buren with its lunar-like landscape. We visit the Fota Wildlife Park in Cork and get to kiss the Blarney stone at Blarney Castle.

We go to  Dunbrody in Wexford to visit a replica Famine Ship. For more info, visit https://www.dunbrody.com/

…Enjoy watching the making of Waterford Crystal glass and the weaving of wools in Avoca.

We meander through the Garden of Ireland (County Wicklow) and visit Glendalough and its world famous monasteries before hitting the capital of Ireland – Dublin.

 

dublin city

 

Dublin City:

 

This city offers so much for our students. From Trinity College, to Christ Church, to the GPO and shopping in Grafton Street, we offer a guided city tour to all our internationals so they can capture every attraction this city offers.

We continue our journey to prehistoric Newgrange, a passage tomb older than Stonehenge and the Egyptian Pyramids and reach Belfast and the North of Ireland. We realise that the Titanic was built in Belfast and well documented in the Titanic Centre.  We get to the majestic Giant’s Causeway before journeying towards Yates country in County Sligo and returning to beautiful Mayo with its beautiful Clare and Achill Islands as well as Croagh Patrick and incredible famine villages.

Cultural trips are optional.  Although they convey a great sense of history and culture, we at the Hub make sure they are also fun.

We invite everyone to surf all the various websites to get a glimpse of all the fantastic facades and treasures of the Irish landscapes.

Itineraries and hotel venues issue in due course prior to the international student arriving in Ireland for tours.  Please check package deal for cultural trips in the pricing tab.

Each tour has a guide and is organised and led by Madame Laval.

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