Experience the essence of Irish culture in Ennis, County Clare, where you’ll view Ireland through the eyes of its people. This exciting new stay program showcases Ireland’s renowned cultural traditions as well as its dramatic landscapes. 

Starting at: $4,390 * Price includes special offer Make a Reservation Ask Us A Question or Call 855-330-1542
 Cliffs of Moher  Lively music in a pub. Credit: Brian Morrison, Ireland Tourism  Typical landscape in Ireland. Credit: Ireland Tourism  Landscape of the Burren   The Polnabrone Domen, the Burren  Loop Head Peninsula  Birr Castle in western Ireland  The Great Telescope at Birr Castle  Landscape of the fabled Aran Islands  Dramatic 300 foot cliffs on the Atlantic coast, Inishmore  The ancient stone fort of Dún Aonghusa on the cliffs on Inishmore  Stone fences on Inishmore at dusk  Adare Castle  Typical cottage in lovely Adare  Bunratty Castle  The idyllic town of Ennis

County Clare

A One-Week Stay in Western Ireland

9 days from $4,390

Experience the essence of Irish culture in Ennis, County Clare, where you’ll view Ireland through the eyes of its people. This exciting new stay program showcases Ireland’s renowned cultural traditions as well as its dramatic landscapes. 

or Call 855-330-1542

Experts

Sep 4 - 12, 2021 Departure; Jun 11 - 19, 2022 Departure
Christopher Griffin

Christopher Griffin

Christopher is from County Galway in the West of Ireland. He studied literature at Trinity College, University College in Dublin, and the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee. He has published many articles and theatre reviews. For 28 years Christopher taught humanities mostly to working adults at Strayer University in Washington, DC.  For eight years he was a lecturer in English at The George Washington University, where he taught Irish poetry, drama, and fiction.  For 25 years at Politics and Prose bookstore in DC, he has led numerous classes on various interests, including Irish literature, Shakespeare, literary Washington, and film. He was a Smithsonian Journeys Expert on over a dozen Smithsonian Journeys and has lectured at Smithsonian Associates.

Sep 3 - 11, 2022 Departure
Miriam C. Davis

Miriam C. Davis

Miriam Davis is an expert in medieval history and archaeology. After graduating from Emory University, Miriam studied history and archaeology at the University of St Andrews on a Bobby Jones Scholarship. She went on to earn an MA in medieval archaeology from the University of York on a Fulbright grant, and a Ph.D. in medieval history from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She has participated in archaeological excavations in Mississippi, Alabama, England, and Scotland. Currently, Miriam is a freelance writer. She has written for the popular press on archaeology, history, and travel and has lectured throughout the U.S., Great Britain, and Israel. Her work has also been featured on The Travel Channel. As a history professor at Delta State University for 16 years, she taught a wide variety of courses, including ancient and medieval history, the Renaissance and Reformation, English history, and the history of Christianity. Miriam is the author of Dame Kathleen Kenyon: Digging Up the Holy Land and The Axeman of New Orleans: The True Story. She has served as a Smithsonian Journeys Expert for trips since 2011.