Ireland: Literature and History

Experience Irish History and Capture the Enchantment of Ireland through Beautiful Photographs

Earn six college credits while experiencing the scenic landscape and rich heritage of Ireland. Irish culture has retained much of its tribal past in its contemporary culture, in the soaring strains and mournful undertones of its music, and in the warm, communal, and genuine hospitality of its people.

Go off the beaten path with experienced professors

  • Tour authentic medieval castles and monasteries
  • Visit two World-Heritage sites: The passage tomb of Newgrange (older than the Pyramids of Giza, Egypt) and the majestic Cliffs of Moher.
  • Walk the battlefields that changed Irish history and the cobblestone streets and markets of Dublin and Galway
  • See world-class museums and heritage centers

Register in Spring | Fall semester courses | Travel in January

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Study abroad in Ireland


Travel Fee: Approximately $2,200


Two weeks in modern youth hostels and inns (share rooms with other participants), round-trip airfare, transportation to/from the airport, in-country breakfasts, entrance/admission to all attractions, mandatory travel health insurance

Not included

Passport fees, any vaccination costs, daily lunches and dinners, tuition, and any applicable baggage-handling feeds imposed by the airlines or entrance/exit taxes. 

Note: Estimated $700 minimum for personal spending and other meals.

Funding Your Study Abroad Program

Information on scholarships and other possible funding sources for Tompkins Cortland students is available in the Office of Global Initiatives, room 230.

Study abroad in Ireland

Courses Offered

Receive 6 credits for this trip

ART 111, Photography I, 3 credits
HSTY 230, History of Ireland, 3 credits


Keith Millman | Professor of New Media

Keith teaches in the arts programs and has previously traveled with students to Ireland. Contact Keith at 607.844.8222, Ext. 4206, or by email at

John Sheehan

John teaches the History of Ireland course, as well as other Liberal Arts courses at Tompkins Cortland. He has traveled with Tompkins Cortland students to Ireland for the past four years. Contact John in room 122, at 607.844.8222, Ext. 4272, or by email at

Study Abroad in Ireland