Activities & Excursions

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One of the goals of The Program is to foster the development of a tightly-knit community. One avenue for community-building is programming, planned by both FIE and staff. International Student Advisors (ISAs) are involved in planning weekly, free or low-cost activities to encourage students to come together for some fun. Please note that the following are examples from past years, and that programming varies from year to year.

West of Ireland from NUin Ireland on Vimeo. Activities & Excursions

  • Weekend in Sligo - Students stay at the Gyreum Ecolodge and explore the natural world while trying new experiences like surfing and paddleboarding.
  • Day Trip to Cork - While in Cork, students have the opportunity to visit the Blarney Castle and kiss the Blarney Stone!
  • The Craic Factor - Students unleashed their hidden talents during this show put on at Blackhall Place.
  • Kayaking on the Liffey - This was a unique opportunity to see Dublin by kayak on the River Liffey for an afternoon of exploration.
  • The Harvest Festival - Many students enjoyed the chance to hear the High Kings play at the 4-day Harvest Festival in County Kildare.
  • Family Dinners - Students and staff gather together to have dinner at various places around Dublin.

FIE-Sponsored Activities & Excursions

  • West of Ireland - This study tour brought students to see popular sites such as the Cliffs of Moher, the Aran Islands, Galway City, Connemara, and Kylemore Abbey.
  • Pitch n' Putt - Students had the chance to access some of Ireland's famous greens with this simpler version of golf.
  • Tag Rugby - A great way for students to try their hand at an Irish sporting pastime, in a friendly, tag-version of Rugby.
  • Bake Off - Students were encouraged to break out their culinary talents and compete in a head-to-head baking competition.
  • Northern Ireland - Another study tour took students to the north to visit Giant's Causeway, the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, and the famous murals of Belfast & Londonderry.
  • Rugby Match - Students were treated to a great seat at the Leinster vs. Zebre rugby game.