Are you looking for specific alumni or study tours & programmes on aspects of Irish life?
We have unrivalled experience of arranging academic and/or cultural seminars in the areas of Theatre, Literature, Ancient Customs & Traditions, Gaelic Culture, Irish Music and Dance, Politics, Celtic Spirituality, Christian Heritage, Northern Ireland, Peace and Conflict Studies and the 1916 Rising. Our study tours are customized to meet your requirements.
Ireland is a great destination for young people from chic & contemporary cities to fascinating country towns full of heritage and history!
Looking to plan a class reunion? Or your alumni organisation wants to travel together to a fabulous Irish destination? We arrange all aspects of educational programs to Ireland for post-grad, college & high school organisations and clubs to guarantee a customised trip of a lifetime. Go West offer personalised and exciting itineraries.
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Historic Universities in Ireland
Trinity College Dublin
Trinity College Dublin was created by royal charter in 1592, at which point Dublin Corporation provided a suitable site, the former Priory of All Hallows. Its foundation came at a time when many universities were being established across western Europe in the belief that they would give prestige to the state in which they were located and that their graduates, clergy for the most part, would perform a vital service as civil administrators. By the 1590s England had two long-established universities, each with an expanding group of colleges, and Scotland four. The idea of a university college for Ireland emerged at a time when the English state was strengthening its control over the kingdom and when Dublin was beginning to function as a capital city. The group of citizens, lay and clerical, who were main promoters of the scheme believed that the establishment of a university was an essential step in bringing Ireland into the mainstream of European learning and in strengthening the Protestant Reformation within the country. Read More here
It all began in 1845…That was the year Queen’s College Galway was founded. Following construction of the iconic Quadrangle building, the University opened its doors four years later to the first cohort of just 63 students.
From humble beginnings, NUI Galway has grown massively in size and reputation over the past 170 years. Today we are ranked among the Top 2% of universities in the world and recognised as being one of the best universities for our international outlook. Read More here
Testimonial: Princeton University
Our collective thanks to you and Go West for a job very well done: handling all aspects of our recent Princeton Class of ‘57 Irish Mini-Reunion. I’m painfully well aware, having done this before, of the specialised and unique challenge presented by our requirements: pertinent and interesting academic content, related and supporting tours and talks along with a mix of high-quality entertainment and just the right amount free time to relax and enjoy one another’s company… not an easy combination nor balance to attain for this relatively large and diverse group.
Feedback I’ve received enthusiastically supports my own impression that everything went off seamlessly. The choice of lodging and meals were regarded as excellent, the talks and tours were not only interesting and appropriate — they were all delivered with captivating enthusiasm.
Below are excerpts from just a few of the e-mailed messages I’ve received:
“…a wonderful, memorable time”
“…what a lovely time we had…some powerful memories”
“…gave us a set of experiences we’ll never forget”
“…this was the best!”
I hope to have a chance to take advantage of your services again sometime, Kerry, and I’m pleased to offer my enthusiastic recommendation of Go West to prospective event or conference planners.
Gene Courtney, Princeton, Class of 1957