Destination Spotlight: St. Patrick's Day in Ireland
March 16, 2021
1-2 p.m. ET
Live, on Zoom
What you’ll learn
Whether it’s the lively pub scene, the camaraderie with friends and locals, or taking part in the cultural festivals and parades, there are plenty of reasons why traveling to Ireland during St. Patrick's Day should be on your travel wish list. Join Tour Directors Sean, Patricia and Brian as they walk you through the origins of this global celebration of Irish culture and learn how you can experience this historical event on tour. You'll also learn how to make a traditional Irish coffee so you can celebrate St. Patrick's Day right from the comfort of your home. Sláinte and see you soon!
What you'll need to participate (optional):
∙1 cup freshly brewed hot coffee
∙1 tablespoon brown sugar
∙1 jigger Irish whiskey (1 1/2 ounces or 3 tablespoons)
∙Heavy cream, slightly whipped
∙A footed mug or mug
We also recommend:
∙Wearing a green shirt!
Sean Collins is a graduate of University College Dublin, and an Alumni of Boston College. He lives in Drogheda, a town in the historic and ancient Boyne Valley In his role as a historian of the Boyne Valley he has been engaging with the Unionist Community of Northern Ireland since the mid 1970s.He now works as a Tour Director with Go Ahead Tours. On tour he is noted for singing an occasional song, reciting poetry by W.B.Yeats, and bringing the culture and history of Ireland to life in a most light hearted way.
I’m a seasoned, dynamic professional with a passion and love for people and of my country. Coupled with my Failte Ireland, National Tour Guide accreditation I’ve had a lifetime of adventures and experiences. Each in turn, giving me numerous opportunities to showcase one of the most wonderful places in the world, Ireland. My focus is on facilitating my travelers in making amazing memories that will last a lifetime. My joy is seeing my own beautiful country through your eyes, my visitor for the very first time. My tours unfold like a book with many chapters. The great people we are today is because of where we, as a nation have come from - our History. This is an open book waiting for you, my guest to write the next chapter.
Hello, my name is Brian from Dublin. I am a qualified Tour Guide in Ireland. I lead tours in Ireland and the UK. I have been with EF since 2008 and I was also a teacher for 5 years! I have an honours degree in Music (I am a trained singer), and yes I do sing on tour. I am part qualified accountant. I obtained a Masters Degree in Adult Education in 2019. In 2021, I am working on a Masters degree (MSc ) in Tourism Management.
I have a very typical Irish sense of humour and the idea is to make travel and learning fun.