The Republic of Ireland occupies the majority of the island of Ireland, which it shares with Northern Ireland. The country is well known for its colorful traditions, whimsical folklore, tasty food and drinks, eclectic musical history and warm and welcoming people. With all of its rich cultural traditions, students will never want to leave! Like the Irish like to say “Erin go Bragh” meaning “Ireland forever” in Gaelic.
Galway is known for its brightly colored cafes and pubs, boundless live music, eclectic street performers and world-class arts and entertainment. History and modernity unite in this city to create an ideal environment for discovering the essence of Ireland’s culture, language and people. Galway is an incredible city for service-learning because it has a strong culture of student-driven service in the community.