Scenic Ireland: A Virtual Historic Tour


with Sean Murphy       ADULTS
4 classes, Tuesdays
Mar 6-27: Counties Cork and Kerry

Calling all armchair travelers! This course is a four "day" virtual tour of the counties of Cork and Kerry in the southwest corner of Ireland, narrated by noted Irish historian, Sean Murphy. Each class is a multi-media presentation including video, music, and lecture to give you a glimpse of the political, social, and cultural history of each area toured. Cork and Kerry are home to some of Ireland's most beautiful landscapes, and this guided trip will take your breath away. This class is offered in conjunction with Sean's other class, a lecture series on the history of Ireland. March is the perfect month to take one or the other, or both! .  

4 one-hour guided video tours per session

March 6 - 27: Counties Cork and Kerry
April 3 - May 1: Counties Waterford and Wexford
(no class Apr 17)
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm upstairs in the Black Box
$60/$51 members per 4 sessions
$18 drop-in

Sean Murphy is an Irishman now living and teaching Irish history, music, and dance on Cape Cod and Nantucket. He studied Irish social, economic, and political history as both an undergraduate and graduate student at Trinity College Dublin. In 2016 he organized and presented a number of lectures and events related to the 1916 Easter Rebellion including one at the Irish Village with Derek Warfield. In Ireland, Sean was involved in social and political movements including the Irish Civil Rights Association (ICRA) in the '70's and the "Reclaim the Spirit of 1916" Committee that organized the 75th Anniversary Celebration of the Easter Rising in 1991. In the 1990's he was elected to be a member of the Dublin City Development Board. In 2014, Sean was awarded the Thomas P. McCann "Altruism Award" trophy by the Cape Cod St. Patrick's Day Committee for his "support and commitment to the Culture and Heritage of Ireland and its people."