cashel-0006Christendom College will be going to Ireland for the summer of 2007. The bi-annual summer program will be taking place over three weeks (July 23 – August 13) and will be directed by College President Dr. Timothy O’Donnell and his wife, along with College Chaplain Fr. John Heisler.

The program aims to show how Ireland is “on the edge of Europe” yet “in the heart of Christendom,” capturing the often wild and rugged Celtic spirit that embraced Catholicism and then, blossoming, gave back to the Church as much as had been given.

The comprehensive itinerary will take pilgrims across the island, visiting all major natural, religious, and historical beauties that the Emerald Isle offers, including the Ring of Kerry, Donegal Bay, Croagh Patrick, Clare Island, the Cliffs of Bunglass, Knock, the Hill of Slane, Wicklow Mountains, Dublin and much more.

The program starts with a week of classes at the Front Royal campus. Courses offered are History 501: The Catholic Culture of Ireland, taught by Dr. O’Donnell and English 331: Irish Literaturetaught by Dr. Patrick Keats.

Openings in the program are filling up quickly. “We’ve never seen so much interest this early,” Dr. Timothy O’Donnell said. “People are really excited and—thinking about their summer—have already reserved a place.”

All interested parties should contact Ms. Siobhan O’Connor as soon as possible as spaces are limited. You can email Miss Siobhan O’Connor at soconnor@christendom.edu or call her at 800.877.5456 ext. 211.

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