Smithsonian Journeys Experts

Christopher Griffin

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Smithsonian Journeys Expert Christopher Griffin hails from the West of Ireland and studied at Trinity College and University College in Dublin, where he earned a Master of Arts degree in Anglo-Irish Studies. He taught many courses relevant to this travel program during his 28 years as a professor of humanities in Washington, D.C. His courses have involved much pre-history, history and other aspects of civilization and cultures. For more than seven years, Christopher has been a lecturer in English at The George Washington University, where he teaches poetry, drama, and fiction. He has led several Smithsonian Journeys tours, including “The Emerald Isle” and transatlantic cruises.

What Our Travelers Say

Christopher [Griffin] added so much to this trip. He is passionate about his work and Ireland. He was a joy to meet and listen to and learn from. 

- Previous Smithsonian Journeys Traveler

Christopher’s lectures were both enlightening and entertaining. We met his Irish family. He was generous with his time, articulate, thoughtful, relaxed, and knowledgeable.

- Previous Smithsonian Journeys Traveler

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Upcoming Tours

County Mayo

9 days | Starting at: $3,890
Jun 9, 2017 - Jun 17, 2017
Sep 18, 2018 - Sep 26, 2018

A One-Week Stay in Northwest Ireland
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The Emerald Isle

13 days | Starting at: $5,192
Sep 17, 2017 - Sep 29, 2017
Sep 6, 2018 - Sep 18, 2018

Featuring Dublin and Ireland's Western Coast
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