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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Boise State University

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The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is a membership-based lifelong learning program for adults 50 and better. No exams or homework!

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Enchanting Ireland: Town and Country
May 13-May 23, 2017
Registration Opens September 1 (8 a.m. EST)

Ireland Pastures

Travel to Ireland with Osher and Road Scholar. The spirit of Ireland is as stirring as a fiddle reel, as hearty as a pub breakfast and as complex as Finnegans Wake. Experience it as you explore Ireland’s cities, villages, farms and natural environments and interact with her people on this journey from the rural West to cosmopolitan Dublin in the East. Along the way, enjoy plenty of free time to make your own discoveries.
Program-only price (does not include air fare):
Double Occupancy: $2,250
Single Occupancy: $2,583
Activity level is “Active” – walking up to two miles per day; some uneven, hilly rocky terrain. Capacity: 24 members.

Registration is available only through Road Scholar and opens Sept. 1 at 8 a.m. (EST). View and download the Enchanting Ireland Brochure PDF to see the full program details.

We encourage you to register early as this trip may fill quickly. To register, call Road Scholar toll free at (800) 322-5315. Reference program #21258 “Ireland: Town and Country,” and tell them you are a member of the Osher Institute at Boise State University.