NSU Living Literature Plans Trip to Ireland
TAHLEQUAH - Northeastern State University's Living Literature
Center will be traveling to beautiful and historic Ireland May 24 through
June 2, 2002, for its annual, open trip abroad. Anyone and everyone is
invited to join the tour, which will include three nights in Dublin, one
night in Kilkenny, one night in Cork, two nights in Limerick, and one
night in Galway.
Scheduled for the tour are visits to W.B. Yeats's castle,
memorialized in The Tower, and Lady Gregory's estate, Coole Parke. Travelers
will also see the Aran Islands, setting for John Synge's revivalist plays;
attend a theatrical production at the Abbey Theatre, birthplace of the
Irish Literary Revival; visit the village of Galway, emblem of the "Romantic
West" in James Joyce's work; and walk through the streets of Dublin,
the site of the Easter Rising in 1916, a foundational moment in Irish
The tour will also include a panoramic sightseeing tour
of Dublin, Trinity College and the Book of Kells, Dublin Castle, Kilmainham
jail, St. Patrick's Cathedral, the Glendalough, a monastic settlement,
Kilkenny Castle, Cobh Harbor/Queenstown, Castle Blarney Wollen Mills for
great shopping, Bunratty Castle, Ring of Kerry, and Cliffs of Moher.
The cost per person is $2,100, which includes airfare, hotel,
coach tour, Irish breakfast and dinner each day, and entrance fees. A
$500 deposit is due by the first of February 2002. After that small monthly
payments may be applied toward the trip.
Students may receive three hours of college credit for participating
in the trip. All participants will receive a guide book in the spring
detailing the trip, as well as have opportunities to discuss aspects of
Irish culture beforehand as a way of preparing for the tour.
The tour will be led by newly appointed Living Literature
Director and Associate Professor of English, Dr. Christopher Malone.
This annual trip does have a reserved number of vacancies.
For your reservations or more information, please contact the NSU Living
Literature Center at 918-456-5511, ext. 4503.