Are you interested in bringing students to Ireland?

The Irish Heritage School will work with you and your study abroad department to design and implement an Environmental Science Program in the Midlands of Ireland. We specialize in tailoring programs to the specific requirements of individual faculty and their institutions.

We will organize all logistical aspects of the Program from the moment you land in Ireland to the moment you depart, including on the ground expertise and teaching to compliment your knowledge, experience and research interests.

Witness first-hand the outstanding natural and cultural landscapes of the Irish midlands, through direct field experience of its natural habitats and cultural sites. The Irish Heritage School (IHS) Environmental Science Programs provide a practical introduction to all aspects of the natural and cultural heritage of the Irish landscape, equipping students with skills and understanding that can subsequently be applied to interpreting the landscape of any part of the world. At the heart of all our programs is the students’ direct field experience of the natural habitats and cultural sites they will visit and become acquainted with. All fieldwork is supplemented by microscope/laboratory work (as well as independent research), with expert lectures and seminars presented in advance of each phase of the study.

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    "We had such a great time working with the Irish Heritage School both virtually and on-site in Birr. Denis and Steve were able to accommodate all of our requests ahead of arrival and both our faculty/staff leaders and students enjoyed having Mairead joining us on our excursions throughout the week. As a performing arts-based program we were impressed to see the extent of the IHS’s network across Ireland. We were able to visit all of our ‘dream’ locations (including a fiddle maker’s workshop) as well as some big tourist destinations like the Cliffs of Moher. I think a big highlight of the program for our students was the homestays. We had first time travellers in our group and I think the homestays and small-town feel of Birr helped them feel more at home. I would recommend the Irish Heritage School to anyone looking for a faculty-led program in Ireland."

    Emily Dougherty,

    Education Abroad Advisor, University of North Dakota