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“And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow, Dropping from the veils of the morning to where the cricket sings; There midnight’s all a glimmer, and noon a purple glow, And evening full of the linnet’s wings.” —W.B. Yeats, “The Lake Isle of Innisfree”

Have you dreamed of traveling in Ireland, where “midnight’s all a glimmer, and noon a purple glow”? Now, here’s your opportunity. Join English Professors and writers Alan Davis and Thom Tammaro for a 14-day writing workshop and literature seminar to the Emerald Isle, May 17-31, 2012. The itinerary includes visits to some of the most fascinating scenic, cultural, literary, and historic cities and sites in Ireland.The study tour will include a well-balanced mix of professionally guided tours, lectures, small-group activities, and free time to pursue individual interests. Visit Dublin, Cork, Tralee, the Dingle Peninsula, the Cliffs of Moher, Galway, the Aran Islands, and Sligo (Yeats country). The tour is open to students, faculty, staff, and the general public. Students can earn 3 or 6 undergraduate  or graduate credits. The study tour is limited to 20 participants, selected on a first come, first served basis.

For a downloadable application form and more detailed information about the trip’s itinerary, accommodations, and costs, visit: http://www.mnstate.edu/studyabroad/ireland.cfm or http://msumirelandtour2012.blogspot.com/

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