Ireland Study Trip

BRIMS' has sponsored five study trips to Ireland since our inception, the latest in June, 2018.  Everyone is welcome to participate; you don't need to be a BRIMS student or member to come on this trip!

Trips are run (depending on interest) every other year, the next is scheduled for June 21 -July 2, 2022.

Trip price includes:  airfare, on-ground transportation (we hire buses, so nobody needs to drive!), food, accommodations (in hostels; the hostels in Ireland are very nice!), classes in music, singing, dance and more.  This is just to give you an idea of all we offer and include for a reasonable price.

In addition to classes in music and dance we also visited with renowned Irish storyteller Eddie Lenihan, visited Cnoc Suain, a cultural center in the countryside of Spiddal and had sketching classes in Ennis.

Classes in Ireland will include (but won't be limited to):

  • Music (in all instruments that are played by those on the trip)

  • Dance:  Step dance, sean nos, social (sets & ceili)

  • Singing

  • Storytelling

  • Irish language

Classes for accompanying family members (note:  we do not prorate trip prices for accompanying family members/friends, but we do make sure there are plenty of activities and offerings for them!):

  • Singing

  • Beginner tin whistle

  • Social dance

  • Story telling

  • Irish language

UPDATE April 5 2022:
If you are interested in the BRIMS Ireland Study Trip - 

  • BRIMS' block of airline tickets is filled up HOWEVER...

  • We still have room for 2-3 more travelers who could join us once on the ground in Ireland. Those travelers would need to book their own flight to Ireland and the BRIMS price would be minus the $900 airfare portion.

  • If you'd like more information, please email or call Lori Madden at or 434-409-9631


Make a payment on your trip balance using the button below.  You will be able to use your credit Card, OR PayPal.