A Dual Narrative of Ireland

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A Dual Narrative of Ireland

Watch our exclusive interview above to learn more about the Troubles and Northern Ireland from our guide, Dr. Rev. Gary Mason, founder of Rethinking Conflict. Dr. / Rev. Mason spent 28 years as a clergy member working on the Northern Irish Peace Process. 

3,995 USD*

Tour Dates: May 8 – 17, 2023

Registration Deadline: March 8

*Prices are per person and based on double occupancy. Single room supplements are available

“MEJDI Exclusive” Socially Conscious Experiences:

Travel with MEJDI co-found, Aziz Abu Sarah and join us for an in-depth look at Ireland in dual narrative, with one unionist and one nationalist guide.

Sit down in Belfast Castle for a discussion about the Plantation of Ulster and the history of the Troubles.
Tour the Peace Walls from the Nationalist & Unionist sides of the divide and hear political narratives from both perspectives.
Meet with a former Nationalist fighter at the Nationalist Museum.
Visit the Irish language center, and discuss the importance of teaching language as a means of preserving culture.
Meet with a journalist to learn about current affairs in Northern Ireland.
Tour the Skainos Project, a $30 million post-conflict community regeneration initiative & shared space urban village featuring economic, religious, environmental, and social justice enterprises and learn how its inhabitants are sharing space peacefully in a contested neighborhood.
Talk to a local organization that has been working toward Catholic-Protestant reconciliation.
Have dinner with a local playwright/songwriter and a local Irish language activist and explore how art develops and enhances empathy, changes perspectives, and promotes understanding.
Sit down with an expert on conflict resolution and learn about how the good Friday agreement came to fruition, and what lessons Americans can take forward from the Irish Peace Process.
Meet with a local expert to learn about the author W. B. Yeats and Irish literature.
Take a student-led tour of Trinity College.
Enjoy an evening of traditional Irish music and storytelling with locals at a traditional Irish pub.
9 nights’ accommodation at the following hotels or similar (double occupancy): Clayton Hotel (Belfast), Maldron Hotel (Derry), The Gresham (Dublin)
1 local nationalist guide for 9 days
1 local unionist guide for 9 days
9 days of private bus transportation
Meals listed in the itinerary: 9 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners
Entrances, sites, and honorariums for speakers
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Single Supplement-$600
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Arrival & departure airport transfers
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All the trips we take are educational and geared towards cultural immersion, and that’s true of MEJDI. But none are so first hand and intentionally personal as the MEJDI tour guides are.

You come away hopeful because the tour guides can have such different backgrounds and experiences and opinions and still respect each other, And, they introduce you to groups that are working to spread that throughout the world.


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