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Study Abroad: Education Sources: Ireland

This guide is intended for a study abroad course at the College of Education.

Map of Ireland

Travel Information

The U.S. Department of State provides information on traveling to various countries, including passport and visa requirements. Further information about Ireland can be found on their website.

Natural Hazards in Ireland

Natural Disasters and School Emergency Drills

There is the risk of coastal and river flooding, as well as, groundwater flooding in Ireland. Keep apprised of flooding risk through the local news.

Landslides are closely monitored by the Geological Survey of Ireland, with more information of the hazard here.

As a coastal country, Ireland is at a potential risk of tsunamis from the Atlantic Ocean. 

Wildfires and Extreme Heat

These two natural disasters are becoming more prevalent in Ireland as the world's climate changes.

European Education Periodicals

Irish Language

This online language learning tool is available through the Literature and Languages Library, under their quick-links section.

Finding More Resources in the Library Catalog

To find more information about the educational system of Ireland, try these tips for searching the library catalog to find books, magazines or journals, DVDs, and many other resources:

Here are some keywords that may be useful in your search:

  • Education, higher -- Ireland
  • Ireland-- curricula
  • Curriculum planning
  • Curriculum evaluation

Ireland's Department of Education

Information on the Education Systems

Background Information

Travel and Cultural Norms

For information about cultural norms in Ireland, try these resources:

Try searching the library catalog using the following keywords:

  • Ireland -- social life and customs
  • Etiquette -- Ireland
  • Ireland -- Guidebooks
  • Visitors, Foreign -- Ireland