Our Blogs

We have a number of different blogs here  – we always keep a blog of each school and college visit, – we also have a some blogs on our choices of the best movies, music and poetry of Ireland- and we have some blogs that feature beautiful photographsof our local history and culture. Just click through and if you can’t find what you’re looking for, let us know.


Greetings, music lovers! In this blog, authored by Collie and Niamh, we are going to chat about Irish songs and artists – not the ones that enjoy global fame, but those with which you may be less familiar. We want to take you down a musical road less traveled, but a very rewarding road nonetheless.

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Virginia Tech ‘Landscapes and Identity’ March 6-15 2020

It was a pleasure to welcome Virginia Tech back to Donegal this Spring, for their study trip on ‘Landscape and Identity’, a program combining geography, sustainability, folklore, climate justice and human rights. Ireland is indeed the perfect location for this program, offering amazing landscapes and seascapes that come packed with

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Davidson County Community College March 6-14 2020

Spring break would not be spring break without our old friends and new students from Davidson County Community College. Led magnificently by Amanda Klinger, for her third year in a row, and managed from HQ by Suzanne La Venture, it’s always a pleasure to welcome this group to Ireland. Collie

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Hastings College Nebraska March 2-12 2020

We had a warm welcome for our first ever program from Hastings, Nebraska,  – and they brought the sunshine! Welcome to Donegal, Broncos! Our first sunny afternoon was spent exploring the mystical Wishing Chair and Fairy Bridges at Tullan Strand. Beautiful! We began with a  glorious sunny day for a

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Spring Professional Development & Site Visit for Faculty 2020

February 2020 – and as storm Dennis moved across the Atlantic, so too did our Faculty and Administrators from the USA! Thankfully, Dennis did not impede our enjoyment and enrichment on this wonderful week on the Wild Atlantic Way! We welcomed a team of faculty from the Peralta Colleges District

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THE CALLING JAN 16-26 2020 – Milwaukee Irish Fest on Tour!

Almost all of our programs are academic, and have a syllabus we follow- but occasionally we do some programs that are more culturally focused, and are open to all adults and not college-based. One of our favourite annual trips is our January ‘CALLING’ which is open to anyone from anywhere,

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Men of Morehouse come to ISAI Jan 3-12 2020

For some time we have been working with Professor Kipton Jensen at Morehouse College, and Consul General of Ireland in Atlanta, Mr. Shane Stephens, to make a program happen between Morehouse and ISAI. The opportunity came for a pilot program to join in with the Drew University Peace Studies program,

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