Ireland 2024

The Mass Arts Center presents

Countryside of the Emerald Isle

June 9-18, 2024

Join us for an exciting trip to Ireland from Sunday, June 9, 2024 to Friday, June 14, 2024. Experience a seldom-explored side of Ireland, from the vaults of Christ Church Cathedral to the rolling hills of Dingle. On Monday, June 10, 2024, you will arrive in Dublin and join your fellow travelers for a welcome reception in the crypt of Christ Church Cathedral. Within the medieval walls of the city’s oldest structure, surrounded by nearly 1,000 years of Irish myths and legends, toast the start of an incredible adventure.

The Mass Arts Center is hosting a special travel presentation about this trip on Monday, September 18, 2023 at 7pm. The presentation will take place at 888 South Main Street, Mansfield, MA 02048. For important reservation information, please visit For more information, contact Ken Butler at the Mass Arts Center by calling (508) 339-2822 or by emailing

The rest of the adventure…

Countryside of the Emerald Isle: June 9 – 18, 2024

See the full itinerary

Day & Date Activity/Description
Day 1 (Sunday, June 9) Board an overnight flight to Ireland. Experience landscapes from Christ Church Cathedral to Dingle’s scenic hills.
Day 2 (Monday, June 10) Touch down in Dublin. Welcome reception inside Christ Church Cathedral’s ancient crypt, starting the journey.
Day 3 (Tuesday, June 11) Roam Dublin guided by a local expert. Explore pubs or the iconic Guinness Storehouse, embracing Ireland’s rich culture.
Day 4 (Wednesday, June 12) Traverse to the Irish National Stud. Journey to Rock of Cashel and East Cork’s serenity.
Day 5 (Thursday, June 13) Wander through Kinsale. Engage in a walking tour, delve into Jameson Irish Whiskey at Old Midleton Distillery.
Day 6 (Friday, June 14) Embark to Garnish Island. Visit Ireland’s botanical wonders, then travel to picturesque Dingle town.
Day 7 (Saturday, June 15) Venture through Dingle Peninsula. Decide between a secluded bay walk or exploring Blasket Islands. Evening village pub dinner.
Day 8 (Sunday, June 16) Transition from Dingle to the Aran Islands. Explore Inishmore’s landscapes, staying overnight in island chalet.
Day 9 (Monday, June 17) Dive into Inishmore history. Visit Dun Aonghusa, Seven Churches. Witness seals, taste cheeses, ferry to mainland, view Cliffs of Moher.
Day 10 (Tuesday, June 18) Conclude the journey in Ennis. Filled with memories and appreciation for Ireland, prepare for the journey home.

The per person rates for this tour are as follows: Double $4,499; Single $5,199; Triple $4,449. The price includes round trip air from Logan Intl Airport and hotel transfers but does not include cancellation waiver and insurance of $449 per person. Please note that all rates are subject to change and your price may increase prior to making full payment.

This is just a brief summary of the trip. For more information and details about the itinerary and accommodations, please contact Ken at the Mass Arts Center 508-339-2822, or visit