European Literary Trails: Study  Abroad  Program
Director: Professor Jolanta W. Wawrzycka

Up Dublin Galway Sligo Aran Islands

Galway & Environs
Ireland's "Literary Trails" are long and rich with history, culture and lore--the west of Ireland in particular. Prior to the actual journey, the members of this Study Abroad Program are encouraged to explore the links below.

Nora's House  Coole Park  Thoor Ballylee  Cliffs of Moher  The Burren

Lindsey's 21st Birthday Party      Aran Islands

bullet The beautiful city of Galway , , with its central Eyre Square , boasts a rich history and offers numerous attractions to its visitors, including the Lynch Castle , the Spanish Arch , and a cathedral (images scanned from postcards).
bullet Each year we visit the house of Nora Barnacle Joyce--see a brief info here and click on the photo .  
bullet Galway and environs are associated with W. B. Yeats, Lady Augusta Gregory, and other members of the Irish Revival, so there is a great variety of cultural and literary sites to visit. 
bullet Which is why we also take a tour of the spectacular Aran Islands: here are the photos from May 2002 and May 2003.
bullet South from Galway, near Gort, is a famous Coole Park, the estate of Lady Gregory, frequented by W. B. Yeats for close to 30 summers. Not far from Coole Park is another literary attraction: W. B. Yeats's Thoor Ballylee, a Roman tower purchased by the poet for his wife. May 2003 pictures are here.


Click on the photo to enter Coole Park:


Galway Area Links:
Virtual Tour of Galway

Places of Interest


Galway Area Links:
Aran Islands
(and  Oileain Arann)
Thoor Ballylee
Coole Park

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