June 24 – August 11
Ireland—The Emerald Island—land of leprechauns, shamrocks and the Blarney Stone. Journey on this summer missions trip to the ancient town of Dalkey, home of Ireland Outreach.This ministry provides Bibles and other Christian material to schools all over Ireland. Your projects will include widening the driveway, building a block barn for storage and landscaping around a tower originally used as a lookout post.
Your summer will be spent in the village of Dalkey where you will serve the Lord at Ireland Outreach.
While in Dalkey, you may hike up Dalkey Hill for a panoramic view. You will also go to Trinity College where you will see “The Book of Kells”—an ancient, hand-rendered copy of the four Gospels. An excursion to Powerscourt, 30,000 beautiful acres boasting a magnificent waterfall and plenty of hiking trails through the lush gardens and castle ruins, will provide incredible memories of your summer in Ireland. Souvenirs such as Waterford crystal, Belleek ceramics, famous shillelaghs, Irish sweaters, woolen items and linens can be found on a shopping trip to Dublin.
Housing while in Ireland will be in tents and showers are available; washing machines and dryers are available for laundry.
After Boot Camp training, you bus to the Orlando International Airport for a flight to Chicago, Illinois. From here you will fly across Lake Michigan, northeastern Canada, and the Atlantic Ocean to Dublin, the capital of Ireland. From the airport, a 30-mile bus ride takes you to Ireland Outreach, housed on an 18th century estate.
(Note: Florida Debrief)
Contributions Equal To: $3290 U.S. plus Registration Fee
Éire, which is the native name for Ireland, is the third-largest island in Europe. The “Emerald Isle” lies northwest of continental Europe and is surrounded by hundreds of islands. Great Britain lies to the east of Ireland, separated by the Irish Sea. The Republic of Ireland covers five-sixths of the island; the remaining part is Northern Ireland, which is a part of the United Kingdom. Ireland has a population of over four million residents and they are part of a Parliamentary Democracy which is led by President Mary Mcaleese and Prime Minister Brian Cowen. As for terrain, a ring of coastal mountains surrounds the low plains found in the center of the island. The longest river is the River Shannon. Ireland’s nickname as the “Emerald Isle” derives from its vegetation made lush by mild climate and frequent rainfall. Popular tourist destinations in Ireland include the Giant’s Causeway, Blarney Castle, Dublin and Glendalough. Ireland is a multilingual nation, but predominantly English- and Irish (or Gaelic)-speaking. Major agricultural products include turnips, barley, potatoes, sugar beets and wheat. Beef and dairy products are also common. Steel, lead, zinc, food products, textiles, pharmaceuticals, glass and crystal are some of the products that are made in Ireland.