From June 6th through June 17th, Meredith’s Alumnae Travel Program explored the beautiful county of Ireland. The Ireland adventure included some of the world’s most beautiful places. The trip began and ended in Dublin, the “City of a Thousand Welcomes.” The group visited Trinity College & the Book of Kells and The Old Library, the National Gallery of Ireland, and the Yeats exhibit at the National Library. Other explorations included Glendalough, a 6th century Christian monastic settlement, a visit to a working sheep farm to watch the farmer shear a sheep and enjoy tea and scones, and a scenic drive to Rosses Point to enjoy the spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean. Travelers enjoyed a banquet at Dunguaire Castle and an Irish Cabaret evening filled with dinner, dance, song and laughter. Throughout their trip, the group was immersed in the beauty, food, music, history and traditions of Ireland.
Pat Clark, ’62, describes her experience on the trip: “Traveling to Ireland with the Meredith group was even more delightful and exciting than anticipated. The itinerary was so well planned that hardly a county in Ireland with all its gorgeous scenery was missed, and all the excursions were filled with experiences to enhance our understanding of and appreciation for the Irish culture. We had such a compatible group of fellow travelers; and with knowledgeable guides, both Irish guides and Meredith leaders, not a question went unanswered. A terrific experience!”
Check out the slideshow below of pictures from the trip, and be on the lookout for upcoming information about Alumnae Travel in 2016 so that you, too, can have an adventure abroad!