Ireland - Rule of Law Journey and Road to Peace with Richard Pena

Dublin, Ireland

NJ
24 reviews
Oct 6 - 14, 2023
Group size: 1 - 20
Ireland - Rule of Law Journey and Road to Peace with Richard Pena
Dublin, Ireland

24 reviews

$NaN
Oct 6 - 14, 2023
Group size: 1 - 20

About this trip

Richard Pena cordially invites you to join him on the customized and unique  Rule of Law and Road to Peace delegation to Ireland. Visit Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland and marvel at the beauty of the Emerald Isle and warm welcome of its people.    


Richard writes "I hope you will consider coming with us on this unforgettable delegation to Ireland. The itinerary has been carefully crafted to meet two goals. 


- One goal  is to learn about these two separate countries and, the conflicts they have endured and how they now work together. We will delve into Ireland's history, the violent conflict known as the Troubles which began in the 1960‘s and mostly took place in Northern Ireland. Areas of discussion will include the Good Friday Agreement, the roles of the IRA (Irish Republican Army) and the British security forces such as the British Army. The numerous cease fires and agreements will be discussed as will Bloody Sunday, Downing Street mortar attack, the political process, and the Shoot to Kill allegations. We will meet with participants of the bloody conflict and with policy makers and current leaders in Ireland. We will hear of the uneasy peace between the two countries and how both sides are committed to making the peace work. 


There is much that American lawyers and their guest can learn from the Irish experience and from their people. The lawyers will view the Peace Process and the reluctant participants as a series of high stakes mediations. They accomplished what many said could not be done. As a result Ireland is the winner as the fighting has ceased.


- The second goal is for the delegates and guest to experience the cultural beauties and magic of Ireland and to interact with the Irish people. Ireland is known as the Emerald Isle because of its marvelous views and its vibrant cities and majestic countryside. We will, of course, be exposed to things Ireland is famous for such as: the castles, the shades of green, Irish coffee, shamrocks, and Irish Whiskey, and of course Guinness! 


The time has been allocated so the delegates and their guest can enjoy experiencing both of these goals. In our travels through Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland we will see firsthand the charm of Ireland and of its people. 


Please come an join me in Ireland to experience the journey of a lifetime where you are sure to make new friends, broaden your professional network, and have stories to tell forever more". 

Richard Pena


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What’s included

  • Airfare
    Roundtrip economy airfare from New York
  • Hotel Accommodations
    4* Star Hotels
  • Most Meals
    Breakfast daily and 5 Lunches, 2 Dinners as outlined in the daily itinerary
  • Entrance Fees
    All entrance fees and activities mentioned
  • National Guide
    English speaking guide to stay with you throughout the program
  • Local Guides
    Local Guides who will provide specialized local knowledge throughout the journey
  • Private local transport
    Private motor coach and driver
  • 24/7 Travel Support
    Nanda Journeys team support before, during and after travel. 24/7 during travel.
  • Unique itinerary
    Nanda Journeys has designed this program exclusively for Richard and his guests
  • Most Tips
    Tips for restaurants, local guides included
  • Passport & Visas
    Passport application, renewal and visas are not included
  • Alcoholic Beverages
    Meals include soft drinks with alcoholic beverages being at your own personal expense
  • Meals
    Meals not mentioned in the program itinerary
  • Insurance
    Travel insurance is not included, but highly recommended. Nanda Journeys will provide recommendations
  • Tips
    Tips for national guide and hotel staff are not included. Suggested tipping $10-15 per day guide, $2-4 in room maid service.
  • Personal Items
    Any item purchased at the hotel or restaurant which is not mentioned in the daily itinerary

Available Packages

Shared Room with flights

Pricing per person including airfare, shared room with twin or double bed.  Please download, review and save our program terms and conditions HERE 


** Nanda Journeys will endeavor to assist persons requesting a roommate, however, a shared room cannot be guaranteed. Participants will be contacted to confirm space in a shared occupancy room approx. 90 days prior to travel. If we are unsuccessful in finding a suitable roommate, the enrollee will be invoiced the applicable single supplement **

$5,999
Deposit: $500
Single Room with flights

Pricing per person including airfare and single room.  Please download, review and save our program terms and conditions HERE  

$6,998
Deposit: $500
Shared Room Land Only

By selecting this option you are electing to book your own flights.  Please download, review and save our program terms and conditions HERE  


** Nanda Journeys will endeavor to assist persons requesting a roommate, however, a shared room cannot be guaranteed. Participants will be contacted to confirm space in a shared occupancy room approx. 90 days prior to travel. If we are unsuccessful in finding a suitable roommate, the enrollee will be invoiced the applicable single supplement **

$5,149
Deposit: $500
Single Room Land Only

By selecting this option you are electing to book your own flights.  Please download, review and save our program terms and conditions HERE  

$6,148
Deposit: $500

Available options

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Itinerary

Day 1
Depart New York for Dublin

Depart from a New York area airport and make your way to Dublin, Ireland.  


Professional Highlights

 ✓ The key focus of this program is to learn about the Rule of Law in Ireland and specifically the “Troubles” in Northern Ireland lasting from the 1960-1998. Hear from lawyers & community members about the road to peace and the conflict resolution process in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Your professional hosts will share the history, successes, failures and current modern-day challenges that face the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland. Professional Connections & Peer Engagement 

✓ Meaningful interaction and collaboration between program participants and professionals in Ireland will include meetings with high level officials, university faculty and those whose families were personally involved in the conflicts. ✓ Meet with faculty and possibly students at local universities like Queens University School of Law in Belfast and Trinity College Law School in Dublin.

 

Cultural Immersion & Exploration

✓ Explore the Epic Museum of Irish Emigration. The exhibits cover the history of the Irish diaspora and emigration to other countries. 

✓ Visits Pearse Lyons Distillery, with over eight hundred years of history, awaken your senses with a private whiskey tour and tasting

✓ Immerse yourself in daily life and learn about Ireland’s unique culture and history with hands on experiences including a breadmaking class in a family home


Accompanying guest program – guests will enjoy privately guided cultural activities while professional members of the group are in scheduled meeting 

 

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NJ
Nanda Journeys
24 reviews
Nanda Journeys offers theme-focused trips to global destinations that speak to your interests, bringing together travelers with purpose and passion to explore the world in an meaningful way. We create travel programs for the diverse, adventurous explorer united in a desire: to not only experience a destination, but to truly experience a culture & connect with its people, visiting unexplored, off-the-beaten path destinations, that provide an opportunity to give back, and make a meaningful difference in the communities they visit.

Reviews

This trip was inspiring for me to reconnect with my family roots. It was so nice to see friends from a previous trip. I enjoyed all the music making experiences, especially making the bodhran at the Irish Institute of Music. The country side in Ireland is beautiful. I enjoyed seeing all the houses, land, and sheep. The Gap of Dunloe was incredible. This 2 hour trip in a horse drawn cart seemed like a Star Wars movie set. I am especially grateful for the connections we all made during the trip, whether it was with our Guide, the local people and with my fellow travelers.
By Barbara S for Music Education Journey to Ireland with Dr Lynn Brinckmeyer on 07 Aug, 2022
Barbara, we are thrilled that this experience in Ireland reconnected you to your roots! We absolutely loved putting this itinerary together. Thank you for your kind words and for continuing to travel with Nanda Journeys. Nicola
By Nanda Journeys on 07 Aug, 2022
NJ
ES
The Music Education Journey through Ireland with Dr. Lynn Brinckmeyer arranged by Nanda Journeys was extraordinary! Each detail, well planned with love by Nicola Balmain and Team, productively maximized opportunities for not only traveling throughout the country but experiencing the people, the sights, the food and for our particular interests - the music and culture! Our tour guide and driver were most attentive and professional insuring that we all had the best experiences possible! The magic of Ireland will be with us for a long time. With thanks and appreciation! Dr. Elise Sobol (New York, NY)
By Elise S S for Music Education Journey to Ireland with Dr Lynn Brinckmeyer on 03 Aug, 2022
Elise, thank you so much for your kind words. We are absolutely delighted to hear you enjoyed your journey across the Emerald Isle. The itinerary has quite joy become one of our favorites and we are exploring offering it as a cultural exploration of Irish Culture. Nicola
By Nanda Journeys on 03 Aug, 2022
NJ
This was an amazing trip. The Group immediately gelled into a family-like entity. The itinerary was fast paced, filled with great information and hands on experiences. I felt we were able to see the "real" Ireland, and not the usual tourist sites. The accommodations were top notch. The food was outstanding. The only thing that would have made it better would have been another week. I would do it all over in a heartbeat!
By William M for Music Education Journey to Ireland with Dr Lynn Brinckmeyer on 02 Aug, 2022
William, we couldn’t be more thrilled to read your kind words! It was so exciting putting this itinerary together for Dr. Brinckmwyer and her wonderful guests. So delighted you enjoyed it. Nicola
By Nanda Journeys on 03 Aug, 2022
NJ
This trip was wonderful! We immersed ourselves in the culture with music, dance, food, history, and many sites. The country was green, clean and the people very welcoming. Our guide was very good with making sure we saw and did not only the itinerary but added little surprises along the way to add to our experience. A very enjoyable trip.
By Helen M for Music Education Journey to Ireland with Dr Lynn Brinckmeyer on 28 Jul, 2022
We are so thrilled to read this Helen. It was such a pleasure putting this itinerary together !thank you for your kind words. See you next year!
By Nanda Journeys on 28 Jul, 2022
NJ
The trip felt like a dream. Every day we discovered a new WOW about the country or an experience that we had in our activities! The people, music, landscape, local establishments & food were all impeccable! Our guide was caring and worked hard to give us a top of the world experience! He was not only a guide but became a member of our group and new friend. Thank you Nanda & Lynn Brinckmeyer for arranging a high quality trip!
By Sheri T for Music Education Journey to Ireland with Dr Lynn Brinckmeyer on 27 Jul, 2022
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