Filmmaking in Ireland
- Excursions and Day Trips
- Study Abroad Advisory of Student Risk
- About Ireland
- Weather and Climate
- Research Your Destination
Students will be staying in shared rooms in university dorms in a friendly residential district, about a 15 minute walk from downtown Dublin. Lodgings for the overnight excursions will be in shared rooms in hostels.
UC Davis reserves the right to change the accommodation location. Should this be necessary, we will arrange comparable lodging. Please note that elevators, air conditioners and other modern conveniences may not be available in all locations.
Students will live in shared living areas with a kitchen for preparing their own meals. Several group meals will be provided as part of program activities. More information regarding meals will be available in your Program Specific Guide (PSG), available to students in May.
Tentative Schedule – subject to change
- Visit to various media organizations
- Walking Tours
- Museums and Historic Sites
- Titanic Museum
- Fall Roads Murals
- Giant’s Causeway
- Bike Tour of Aran Island
- Cliffs of Moher
- The Burren National Park
- Blarney Castle
Participation in this UC Davis Study Abroad program requires travel to and extended living in a foreign location(s) abroad. UC Davis Study Abroad endeavors to reduce and mitigate risk wherever possible. However, the environments and risks associated with living in these locations are substantially different than those found during a regular course of study at UC Davis. All participants must download and review the following information prior to departure. Any questions should be directed to the Program Coordinator.
From Lonely Planet Ireland:
“A small country with a big reputation, helped along by a breathtaking ancient landscape and fascinating, friendly people, whose lyrical nature is expressed in the warmth of their welcome.
Everything you’ve heard is true: Ireland is a stunner and there are 40 shades of green (although be ready to hear guffaws if you use that phrase). The Irish need little prodding to proclaim theirs the most beautiful land in the world, and will support their claim with examples, from the brooding loneliness of Connemara to the dramatic wildness of Donegal and the world-famous scenery of counties Kerry and Cork. Northern Ireland might be a different country, but it’s very much the same land and you’ll find beauty throughout the province, from the mountains of Mourne to the lakelands of Roscommon and its own scenic star turn along the Antrim Coast. Ireland has modernised dramatically, but some things endure. Brave the raging Atlantic on a crossing to Skellig Michael or spend a summer's evening in the yard of a thatched-cottage pub and you'll experience an Ireland that has changed little in generations.
History is everywhere: from the breathtaking monuments of prehistoric Ireland at Brú na Bóinne, Slea Head in Kerry and Carrowmore in Sligo, to the fabulous ruins of Ireland's rich monastic past at Glendalough and Clonmacnoise. More recent history is visible in the Titanic museum in Cobh and the forbidding Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin. And there's history so young that it's still considered the present, best experienced on a black-taxi tour of West Belfast or an examination of Derry's colourful political murals." Read more
Currency: Euro (EURO)
Language Spoken: English and Irish
Ireland has a temperate maritime climate. The weather changes and can be unpredictable. Be prepared for plenty of rain, but also expect some occasional warm spells during the summer months. Average temperatures for June/ July are 50s -- high 60s. Bring clothes that you can layer for ease of comfort. There will be some rain showers during your stay, so bring a jacket, poncho, or umbrella.