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  • “Thérèse’s historical and cultural input to the many churches, libraries, monasteries, small towns and large cities visited was wonderful and where necessary she had arranged for experts to talk to us.... She set the bench mark high as our Tour Guide and I would be delighted to have her on a future tour or pilgrimage. Oh and I nearly forgot, she was fun!”

    - Marie Forester, St Columbanus Tour participant

  • “When I first heard the title “Irish Monastic Tour”, it sounded like some excursion my grandparents would have suggested, and I envisioned all of the countless dry museum tours I had been on in the past.  This tour, however, is far from that.  I’m sure that the professors and students I travelled with would all agree that this tour makes history come to life.  I was able to earn credits for my university in the United States while adventuring through Ireland.  It truly felt like a vacation, but I learned an incredible amount.  When I was able experience history with all of my senses, the stories and information stuck with me far more than any article, lecture, or film.  I also felt a deeper connection with the land I was exploring. Even though my learning was intended for course credit, I felt myself becoming so attached to the rich culture and traditions that continue to thrive in Ireland.  Not to mention all of the fun I had while traveling.  The bus rides, long walks through ancient ruins, hikes by the ocean and cozy pubs made for memories I’ll never forget." - Jillian Parker, Undergraduate Student at the University of Dayton 2019
  • Therese knows so much about the landscape and its history - ancient to present day - as well as the kinds of tips like where to eat that are so helpful for tourists. I would take another tour in a heartbeat!
  • "Thank you so much for everything you have done for our group! You've really made this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity something that I will remember forever (and will talk about for a long time). You are so knowledgeable and I really feel like this trip has been the perfect combination of learning about Ireland and experiencing all it has to offer. Again, thank you so much!" Josh, University of Dayton
  • "Thank you so much for planning and organising the entire trip for us while studying abroad! I have learned so much from the visits we took and had an extremely fun time in Dublin. Myself and the group appreciate everything you have done for us! It means a lot!"
  • Therese knows so much about the landscape and its history - ancient to present day - as well as the kinds of tips like where to eat that are so helpful for tourists. I would take another tour in a heartbeat! She offers tours all over the island...