Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland with CFCC!
By Jenni O’Toole, CFCC Foundation Intern
Travel with CFCC, Cape Fear Community College’s premier leisure travel program, has announced a spring 2013 excursion to Ireland, March 10-18. The trip is open to all students, staff, faculty, alumni and friends of the college. This unique experience will allow travelers to engage in a variety of activities from touring Dublin and Belfast to exploring a “Titanic” walking tour of Cobh and a visit to the newly opened Titanic museum.
Along with spending seven nights in superior and first class hotels, travelers will have the luxury of indulging in full breakfasts and dinners, including a traditional Irish dinner and show at Abbey Tavern. A welcome toast will also be scheduled.
Tour participants will enjoy several fully-escorted excursions including walking tours of Waterford and Derry with local guides, and visits to the Glendalough Visitor Center, the Dunbrody Famine Ship, the House of Waterford Crystal, Blarney Woolen Mills, the Skellig Experience, the Foynes Flying Boat Museum, the Cliffs of Moher, Knock Shrine and W.B Yeats’ Grave.
Travelers will also experience Ireland’s Giant’s Causeway, ranked as the fourth greatest natural wonder of the United Kingdom. The Causeway is a picturesque area of about 40,000 interlocking columns of rock, resulting from an ancient volcanic eruption on the coast of the County Antrim. Participants will visit the Ring of Kerry, a beautiful circular tourist trail which covers about 179 kilometers of road and includes many scenic views and historical attractions. All visits and admissions will be included.
Total cost is $2,890 per person based on double occupancy, land and air from Wilmington. More information is available at www.cfcc.edu/travel or by calling Karen Pittman at AAA vacations at 910.763.8446, ext. 17513.
A special information session will be hosted by Irish travel specialist Brian Moore on Wednesday, November 14, at 5:30 pm in room L-210 of the Learning Resource Center at Cape Fear Community College’s downtown campus; the building is at the corner of Walnut and Second Streets. This session is free and open to the public.