ATTN Travelers: Join ASCLA in Ireland 2018

Dunmore-Head-and-Blasket-IslandsPack your bags for this seven night, grand literary and history tour of Ireland, May 10-17, 2018 with the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), a division of the American Library Association.

This seven night’s themed tour of Ireland focuses on the highlights of this diverse and majestic country. From the capital city of Dublin, home of many famous libraries and writers, to the countryside of the Southwest, this is Ireland at its most intriguing and fascinating. History, world famous writers, music and epic scenery will be taken in each day to delight and wonder the visitor to this ancient and wildly beautiful country. Trip includes accommodations in four cities, transportation between cities, seven meals, a tour of Wicklow Moutnains and James Joyce’s Tower, tour of the Rock of Cashel, boat trip to the Blasket Islands, tour of Kerry’s Writers Museum and much more!

See the interactive itinerary or view in PDF format*. Additional details:

  • Cost*: $2250 per person for double occupancy (single supplement +$500).
  • Airfare and travel insurance not included, but can be provided upon request.
  • Gratuities not included.
  • $500 per person non-refundable deposit due at time of booking (but not before August 2017).
  • There is a maximum of 10 of single supplement fares available, please inquire at time of booking. Room sharing is available and encouraged, but not guaranteed; otherwise the single supplement applies.
  • Trips are open to the public; membership to ALA and/or ASCLA is not required.

Terms and Conditions*: Although unlikely we reserve the right to alter the itinerary or change hotels if required. Once deposit its taken it is not refundable. Participants must be in good health and able to walk long distances in order to participate in the itinerary. Booking this itinerary means you comply and agree you are in good physical condition to participate as if not you may not be able to be accommodated during the trip for portions of the itinerary.

Reservations/Questions: please contact Deb Gisby, 847-579-9898 at Frosch or email deb.gisby@frosch.com.

*subject to change

About ASCLA
ASCLA offers an international fundraising trip annually open to its members and general public. Previous trips include: Scotland, The Netherlands and Belgium, French and Italian Riviera, Madrid and Italy. Mark your calendars – we will be traveling to Greece in the spring of 2019.

ASCLA is the premier destination for members to find information and build capacity to serve populations that are served by state library agencies, specialized libraries, library cooperatives and library consultants. ASCLA enhances the effectiveness of library service by advocating for and providing high quality networking, enrichment and educational opportunities for its diverse members.

Final days to reserve for ASCLA in Ireland; special airfare rates available!

Less than two weeks remaining until the deadline to reserve your tour spot with ASCLA in Ireland! The deadline is June 1. We currently have a special airfare rate reserved through the travel agency for $700 roundtrip from Newark–reserve your tour spot now to take advantage!

The trip itinerary includes the castles, libraries and important historic sites of Ireland. Deposits for this upcoming adventure are due by June 1, 2012. Check out the itinerary below, then reserve your spot by contacting Lyceum Tours at 856-795-9044.

We hope you’ll join us!

Trip Information

October 4-12, 2012
7 nights for $1799 plus airfare

Price includes:

  • Hotels and transportation to Dublin, Kilkenny, Cork, Cobh and Killarney
  • Dinners with the tour group
  • Tours of the National Library and the Killarney Library, Trinity College and the Book of Kells, Powerscourt Gardens, Kilkenny and Blarney Castles and the Ring of Kerry
  • A tour of Waterford Crystal
  • A visit to the heritage center in Cobh to learn more about important Irish historical events such as the mass migration of Irish to America
  • The opportunity to throw back a pint at a pub established in 1703.

Participants are responsible for their own airfare.

A portion of the trip’s proceeds benefit ASCLA, a division of ALA. All those interested in coming along on this exciting trip are welcome to attend regardless of membership status. An informational brochure is available for download at the ASCLA website.

To reserve your spot:
Deposit of $1,000 due by June 1, 2012
Balance payment due by Aug. 15, 2012.
Checks payable to Lyceum Tours and sent to Lyceum Tours, 11 Haddon Avenue, Haddonfield, N.J., 08033.

Questions about the trip? Contact the ASCLA office at ascla@ala.org or 312-280-4395, or Lyceum Tours at 856-795-9044.

ASCLA in Ireland: Reserve your spot by June 1

The deadline to reserve your spot on ASCLA’s next trip abroad–to Ireland–is fast approaching! This tour is hosted by Lyceum Tours and benefits ASCLA, a division of ALA.

The trip itinerary includes the castles, libraries and important historic sites of Ireland. Deposits for this upcoming adventure are due by June 1, 2012. Check out the itinerary below, then reserve your spot by contacting Lyceum Tours at 856-795-9044.

We hope you’ll join us!

Trip Information

October 4-12, 2012
7 nights for $1799 plus airfare

Price includes:

  • Hotels and transportation to Dublin, Kilkenny, Cork, Cobh and Killarney
  • Dinners with the tour group
  • Tours of the National Library and the Killarney Library, Trinity College and the Book of Kells, Powerscourt Gardens, Kilkenny and Blarney Castles and the Ring of Kerry
  • A tour of Waterford Crystal
  • A visit to the heritage center in Cobh to learn more about important Irish historical events such as the mass migration of Irish to America
  • The opportunity to throw back a pint at a pub established in 1703.

Participants are responsible for their own airfare.

A portion of the trip’s proceeds benefit ASCLA, a division of ALA. All those interested in coming along on this exciting trip are welcome to attend regardless of membership status. An informational brochure is available for download at the ASCLA website.

To reserve your spot:
Deposit of $1,000 due by June 1, 2012
Balance payment due by Aug. 15, 2012.
Checks payable to Lyceum Tours and sent to Lyceum Tours, 11 Haddon Avenue, Haddonfield, N.J., 08033.

Questions about the trip? Contact the ASCLA office at ascla@ala.org or 312-280-4395, or Lyceum Tours at 856-795-9044.

Explore libraries, pubs and historic sites of Ireland with ASCLA in 2012

The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) is following up its sold-out Paris trip with a fall trip to Ireland in 2012, inviting you to join us as we explore the emerald isle, its castles, libraries and important historic sites.

The trip will run Oct. 4-12, 2012 and will include hotels and transportation to Dublin, Kilkenny, Cork, Cobh and Killarney; four dinners; tours of the National Library and the Killarney Library, Trinity College and the Book of Kells, Powerscourt Gardens, Kilkenny and Blarney Castles and the Ring of Kerry. Participants will also tour Waterford Crystal, visit the heritage center in Cobh to learn more about important Irish historical events such as the mass migration of Irish to America and throw back a pint at a pub established in 1703. Participants are responsible for their own airfare.

This Irish adventure is a follow up to ASCLA’s sold-out trip to Paris, which will take flight in late April 2012. A portion of the trip’s proceeds benefit ASCLA, a division of ALA. All those interested in coming along on this exciting trip are welcome to attend regardless of membership status. An informational brochure is available for download at the ASCLA website.

For the tour of Ireland, deposits in the amount of $1,000 are due by June 1, 2012 with the balance due by Aug. 15, 2012. Checks should be made payable to Lyceum Tours and sent to Lyceum Tours, 11 Haddon Avenue, Haddonfield, N.J., 08033. Questions about the trip? Contact the ASCLA office at ascla@ala.org or (312) 280-4395, or Lyceum Tours at (856) 795-9044.