Study Abroad In Ireland this summer and visit Galway, the 2020 European Capital of Culture, and … one of CNN Travel’s top 20 places to visit in 2020!

There are still some spots available for what is shaping up to be a fabulous program with stops in Limerick, Galway and Dublin. You will explore cultural, interdisciplinary, and healthcare issues in Ireland and will experience the richness of Irish history, music, art, traditions and cuisine during the trip. Please contact studyabroad@lssu.edu for further information.

Galway, a small city of almost 80,000 on Ireland’s west coast will host festivals, exhibits, concerts and workshops throughout the year relating to the Irish language, landscape and migration.

The events are by artists from Galway in addition to European artists who will “unveil their own interpretations of these themes,” the city’s 2020 programme website states. – By Euronews 31/12/2019

It might just have been named a European Capital of Culture for 2020, but Galway City, in the west of Ireland, wasn’t in need of any help where the arts are concerned.

As with the United States, Ireland’s west coast has historically attracted pioneers and mavericks. Battered by Atlantic winds, the weather is fiercer here than in the cultivated east. This is a rural land where people live by their own rules, and artists are drawn by the sublime beauty of the rocky landscape. The capital of County Galway, Galway City, is an artsy enclave where bonhomie and erudition are prized.
Festivals bloom freely in Galway, with cultural gatherings spread across its calendar like wild heather. Visit any season, and you’ll happen across celebrations of food, music, history, art, literature and nature, plus everything from burlesque to banjos, and ponies to Pride. – Katia Hetter and the CNN Travel Team, CNN • Updated 6th January 2020

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