CELTIC IRISH AMERICAN ACADEMY
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Parent and School Teacher, Kathleen Hennessey says
My son, Conor Hennessey, participated in the program run by Celtic Irish American Academy. For two weeks this summer, he was hosted by a family in Salthill, Co. Galway. He attended classes on topics such as Irish history, culture, and literature. He got to hear speakers such as former President of Ireland Mary Robinson, and to explore the city of Galway and the beautiful countryside around it.
From a parent’s perspective, this is all very valuable. He was able to stretch and challenge himself through travel and academics. He experienced a small slice of daily life in Ireland by sharing a home with the extremely generous host family, and he was safe and cared-for the entire time.
From a kid’s perspective, though, most importantly, he had FUN! Yes he enjoyed the classes, and the things he learned still leak into dinner conversations. But to his mind, the highlights were the many excursions he took, the friends he made from all over, the comfort and warmth provided by his host family, and his increased appreciation of his Irish heritage.
I cannot recommend this program highly enough, Brian has put together a fantastic mix of learning and adventure. He is accommodating and patient, quick to answer any concerns that may arise in the long months leading up to an experience of a lifetime.
If your child has an opportunity to participate in the Irish Celtic American Academy’s program, I can only say: Go!
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