Alumnae Travel Program Explores Ireland

From June 6 through June 17, Meredith’s Alumnae Travel Program explored the beautiful county of Ireland. The Ireland adventure included some of the world’s most beautiful places, beginning and ending in Dublin, the “City of a Thousand Welcomes.”

The group visited Trinity College and 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.

 “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!” —Pat Clark, Class of 1962

“This tour reflected both thoughtful travel insight and a vision of excellence. Our Ireland exploration provided a comfortable balance of sight-seeing, background history, contemporary issues, art, literature, entertainment and free time. Although the variety of experiences required a packed schedule, I never felt rushed nor overwhelmed. I have toured with several commercial tour companies, featuring both large and small group venues. This Meredith tour shines as one of my very favorites.” —Maureen Johnson, Friend of Meredith Travels

Planning is underway now for 2015-16 alumnae travel opportunities. Look for more information at soon. If you would like more information, contact Denise Parker, ’83, at

—Submitted by Denise Parker, Associate Director of Alumnae Relations

Melyssa Allen

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