Loyola University Chicago

Study Abroad

Faculty-Led Program: HIST 326-201 in Ireland (2020)

This trip will immerse you in Irish history, culture and politics.  You will visit a number of the sites and museums associated with the events that have shaped modern Ireland, particularly the 1916 Easter Rising and the Ulster Troubles. In Dublin you will visit the General Post Office and Museum, where Irish rebels made their last stand during the Easter Rising; the National Museum of Ireland, repository of the foremost collections of Irish history; Kilmainham Gaol, where leaders of the Rising were rounded up and executed; and the Little Museum of Dublin to hear how ordinary Dubliners were impacted by the events of Easter Week.

En-route from Dublin to Belfast, you will visit the Battle of the Boyne site and Museum, where the momentous showdown between King James II and William of Orange was fought, and Newgrange World Heritage Centre, with its Neolithic forts and burial chambers. In Belfast, you will take a walking tour of the city, led by ex-loyalist and IRA prisoners, focusing on the iconic political murals and major sites of the Ulster conflict. You will also visit the Titanic Experience, dedicated to the history of Belfast’s most famous passenger liner, and go on a tour of Crumlin Road Gaol, where most of those involved in the Troubles were incarcerated before trial and prison.

Click to view the HIST_326-201_Wilson_Ireland_2020_Flyer.

This faculty-led study abroad program is part of HIST 326-201 Ireland: Colony to Nation State, taught by Dr. Andrew Wilson. Click for the HIST_326-201_Syllabus_2020, which includes details on planned activities.

After you have completed the OIP application for this program and been accepted, you will be registered in this course by OIP. You don't need to self-register for this course.



Paid to Loyola
Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program Fee* $2,755 paid to LOCUS
Office for International Programs Administrative Fee $100 paid to Loyola Study Abroad Online Application
Loyola University Chicago tuition Included in Spring semester tuition paid to LOCUS


Not Paid to Loyola
Airfare $700 (estimated) you pay directly to airline; do not buy your ticket until we notify you to do so 
Incidental expenses and additional meals $300 (estimated) take with you abroad


Group accommodations are coordinated by the on-site provider.


Term Spring Break*
Year 2020
Application Deadline Click here for deadlines
Decision Date Rolling admission
Start Date  02/29/2020
End Date 03/07/2020

  *Please note that this class meets throughout the semester, while the portion taking place in Northern Ireland occurs during the University's Spring Break.


For more information, contact:

Dr. Andrew Wilson