Sponsored by: AIA Tours
This journey takes you through the archaeology, history, and landscapes of Ireland’s “Wild Atlantic Way,” from south to north hugging the west coast of Ireland. Explore the breathtaking land and seascapes of the Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, visiting off-the-beaten-track monuments from all periods of Irish history. Traveling northwards into the incredible karst limestone region of the Burren, County Clare, you will enjoy stunning cliff-top views out to the Atlantic and visit intriguing sites set in a unique geological and ecological landscape. We visit the largest of the remote Aran Islands, to explore the most extraordinary 3,000-year-old promontory fort of Dún Aonghasa and continue north to the dramatic landscape of the Connemara mountains. From here we head to County Sligo and Yeats Country, where you will explore the lives and monuments of the first farmers in Ireland and walk in the footsteps of ancient pilgrims, who in turn respected the traditions of even more ancient peoples. Travel in a small group and enjoy
the personal attention and service of a highly respected Irish academic lecturer/host and a charming tour manager, plus several specialist guest guides.