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Arts & Culture Fall 21 Week 3

Week 3 at IGY was awesome. You'll hear me say that time and time again but it's true! We visited Dingle, a really cute town on the coast, and spent a day interacting with the locals! A musician played us some songs on his flutes while we watched the ocean and the...

Water Colour Painting

Arts & Culture Fall 21 Week 2

Hello everybody! I've now been in Bundoran for a little over two weeks, and working with the art tutors has been so rewarding and unique. You can tell just how passionate they all are about their work, and I knew immediately that I would have so much to learn from...

Arts & Culture Fall 21 Week One

Hi! My name is Addie and I'm from Connecticut, USA. I'm currently doing the Arts and Culture Gap Year program with Irish Gap Year. It's been almost a week since we've been here and every minute has been absolutely amazing. I've already found some amazing friends...

West End Sunset

Immersion Program Summer Blog Week 4

We started off our last week by exploring the castles of Lough Erne (Monea and Tully)! We learned about their history and were able to climb around and explore one of them. In the afternoon, we continued on to Cavan Burren Forest Park, where we saw megalithic...

Immersion Group Sculpture Pose

Immersion Program Summer Blog Week 3

We’re all sad that the program is over halfway over, but we’re determined to make the most of our time left, and that wasn’t hard considering how exciting this week was! On Monday, the Arts and Culture (A&C) gappers made beautiful watercolor paintings and...

Guinness Visit

Immersion Program Summer Blog Week 2

To start our second week, the arts group practiced watercolors with a local artist while the adventure group made biochar and a compost bin for Castle Park, then we all went to the Carrowmore Megalithic Tombs to learn about the history of Sligo! The art gappers...

Jewellery Making with Rossa

Immersion Program Summer Blog Week 1

Welcome to the blog! Our first week in Ireland was great. We went on a nice walk the first day and settled in, then did orientation and a tour of Bundoran on Monday. Tuesday morning we all walked the Benbulben Loop Trail together, followed by a surf lesson for the...

Student-led Trip to the Edge of Europe – Kerry

The Edge of Europe - Kerry Our Gappers planned, organised and took us all on a trip to Kerry, what a way to end their amazing 12 weeks in Ireland on the edge of Europe. Kerry is one of the most spectacularly beautiful places in Europe, the scenery, the atmosphere....

Irish Gap Year Volunteering – Beach Clean Up in Murvagh

Irish Gap Year Volunteering in Murvagh Back in February our Gappers teamed up with our local youth group Foróige to do some volunteering and clean up Murvagh Beach. With assistance from Donegal County Council, who supplied the bags, high-vis jackets, gloves and...