Craftsbury library hosts fund-raising trip to Ireland

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The Craftsbury Public Library has introduced a new fund-raiser, a librarian-led tour to Ireland’s west coast.

Librarian Susan O’Connell has visited Ireland three times, and she will share the best of the places and stories she has discovered on her travels, as well as context for the historical and natural sights that participants will experience. The tour is designed to highlight the historical, cultural, and ecological gems of the Kingdom of Kerry.

The small group tour will take place in September of 2018, and is limited to seven participants to keep the travel easy on narrow Irish roads and to accommodate a flexible and responsive itinerary. The group will be based in an eighteenth century stone cottage in County Kerry, near a pristine sandy beach, national park, botanical garden, and historical museum. The group will travel to area attractions including Derrynane House, the Killarney National Park, a prehistoric Ring Fort, and Ballycarbery Castle. Participants will get a chance to fly a falcon, travel to the Skellig Islands, and experience a traditional Irish storyteller

The cost for the trip is $1,800 (double accommodation) plus airfare and some meals. All profits from the trip will go to support the Craftsbury Public Library. More information is available on the library website at, or contact Ms. O’Connell at the library by calling (802) 586-9683. — from Craftsbury Public Library.

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