International Study Centre
Education-based tourism is one of the economic strategies promoted by Connemara West plc. The company has developed study abroad programmes with US-based colleges Aquinas College, Maine Maritime Academy, and Kirkwood Community College. This partnership is aimed at providing a learning and cultural experience for US students of modern life in rural Ireland.
For more than 40 years, students and lecturers from Aquinas College have come to Connemara for four month periods to study Irish literature, history and culture.