Tompkins Cortland Community College

Catalog 2017-18

Ireland: Literature & History


Experience the Literature and History in the Land of Stories

Earn six college credits while experiencing the rich heritage of Ireland. Escaping conquest by Rome, Ireland has retained much of its tribal past in its contemporary culture, in the shrill strains and mournful undertones of its music, and in the warm, communal, and genuine hospitality of its people.

The BurrenGo 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.
  • Read Irish literature in the landscapes where Irish writers drew their inspirations
  • Walk the battlefields that changed Irish history and the cobblestone streets and markets of Dublin and Galway
  • See world-class museums and heritage centers

Study Abroad in Ireland

Register in Spring | Fall semester courses | Travel in January

Cathedral in DublinTravel Fee: Approximately $2,600

Travel Fee Includes

  • 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 in the trip fee: Passport fees, any vaccination costs, daily lunches and dinners, tuition, and any applicable baggage-handling feeds imposedby the airlines or entrance/exit taxes. Ireland Study Abroad Trip

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.

Receive 6 credits for this trip

English 250, Field Studies in Literature, 3 credits
History 230, History of Ireland, 3 credits



Kimari Johnson | Professor of English
Kimari teaches the Field Studies in Literature course and has traveled extensively. She also is especially fond of
Irish Literature. Contact Kimari at 607.844.8222, Ext. 4332, or by Email.

Keith Millman | Professor of New Media
Study Abroad in IrelandKeith is one of the instructors leading the trip in Ireland. He teaches in the Arts programs and has previously traveled with students to Ireland. Contact Keith at 607.844.8222, Ext. 4206, or by Email.

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.