Airfare is not included in the tuition or program costs. Arrangements for travel to and from Dublin are the responsibility of each student. Airfares vary widely, so obtaining as much information as possible is advisable. You may wish to consult the websites of the major carriers. You may also wish to check out the student airfares, which often provide substantial savings, at such sites as:
It can also be useful to check out the multi-search sites such as:
For information on things to see and do in Dublin and Ireland, and transportation or tours available, check out:
- visitdublin.com (Dublin Tourism Centre)
- lonelyplanet.com/destinations/europe/ireland (Lonely Planet World Guide)
- usit.ie (USIT Travel)
- mayo-ireland.ie (Irish web sites served from Ireland)
- linkireland.com (Links you to everything)
- dublinbus.ie (Dublin bus)
- aerrianta.ie (Aer Rianta: Airport information)
- buseireann.ie (Bus Eireann: Nationwide Bus Service, with many tours available around Ireland)
- ryanair.com (cheap European airfare)
- aerlingus.com (European airfare)
- irishrail.ie (Iarnrod Eireann: Irish Rail, with many tour packages available)
- eurail.com/eurail-passes (Eurail passes)
- expedia.co.uk (Currency converter and travel)
- nethousecafes.com (Internet café)
Bed and Breakfast sites:
History of Ireland
- gov.ie/iveagh (Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs)
- linkireland.com (Link to History, or anything else)
- irelandseye.com (This site presents the evolution of Ireland)
Please see the Consular Information Sheet prepared by the US Department of State, which provides information in regard to health and safety issues for those considering traveling in Ireland. Students making application to the Summer in Dublin Program are asked to review this information before executing and submitting the Liability Release Form.
It is important for students to familiarize themselves with current travel conditions and tips for traveling abroad safely. Learn more by visiting the following pages from the United States Department of State:
State Department Registration
The US State Department recommends that all US citizens traveling abroad register their trip with the State Department trip registry. Registration is a free service and allows you to record information about your trip to Ireland and any other international travel you plan so that the Department of State can use it to assist you in case of an emergency. Americans residing abroad can also get routine information from the nearest US embassy or consulate. All students will be registered with State Department in association with the Dublin Summer Program. For more information, visit travelregistration.gov.
Excursions and Travel
In Dublin, the program will sponsor field trips to Irish legal, political, and economic institutions, such as the Four Courts and the Oireachtas, the Irish Parliament. Throughout the program, judges, politicians, and prominent lawyers are often invited to speak to students. When speakers are invited in connection with particular classes, all students in the program are invited to attend, even if they are not enrolled in the course.
Also included in the program is a Dublin city tour and an evening dining with Irish barristers and solicitors. At the end of the first week of classes, all of the students in the program typically join us for an all-day trip, free of charge, to the Wicklow Mountains and to Glendalough, the site of an ancient monastery set among Ireland’s lakes and mountains.
The mid-program break is an ideal time to plan a trip with fellow students to the west coast of Ireland or up to Northern Ireland. Many rail and bus tours offer an easy way to explore Ireland on your own or with your friends, and the director and student coordinator can provide information and ideas for possible destinations. For those who wish to travel to Britain or to the continent over the three-day break, inexpensive airfares are available on some of the budget airlines, but the best fares require sufficient advance purchase.
Check out these links to see more about travel in Ireland:
The University of Tulsa assumes no responsibility for the accuracy or validity of claims or statements made by the listed providers within their websites or other locations on the Internet. Links are provided to encourage you to research your trip and should not be construed as a recommendation or endorsement of any of the sites or providers listed.