MISSOULA – Looking to take a trip to Ireland this summer? You’re in luck, as openings are available for the annual Magic of Ireland Tour sponsored by the University of Montana Irish Studies Program and the Friends of Irish Studies.
“This tour is designed to give people the most intimate experience possible of Ireland,” said Traolach O’Riordain, UM Irish Studies Program director and tour leader. “It's not a simple sightseeing trip. We like to give people the opportunity to meet the locals, build a relationship with them and learn about the country from the people who live there.”
Stops along the tour include Galway City, Connemara, the Cliffs of Moher, Killarney, Dingle Town and the Eammon de Valera Museum in Limerick.
The trip, June 19-28, costs $1,699 per person ($1,599 for members of the Friends of Irish Studies). Airfare is not included. The final date to reserve a spot is Saturday, April 30. Proceeds from the trip benefit UM’s Irish Studies Program.