The community at OLLI continues to grow. Whether you are an active OLLI member or someone who is looking to participate, you will find adventure and excitement as you look through each page of course and trip listings. If our abundance of options makes it difficult for you to make your decision then, do not hesitate to contact me. I will help you sort out your ideas, plan your goals, and get set-up with everything OLLI.
Join OLLI’s Travel Group for getaways to the destinations of your dreams. This past May, OLLI took a trip to the historic lands of Ireland. It was an amazing trip for everyone who traveled.
We visited the Cliffs of Moher, Kylemore Abbey, and Giant’s Causeway, which was my personal favorite stop of the tour. We had the pleasure to see the columns made from 40,000 year old, cooled lava. The columns were massive, stretching from the sea to the foot of the cliffs.
Other highlights of the trip were Belfast, the Titanic Experience, and everyone’s favorite…the Hillsborough Castle where the Royal Family of Northern Ireland live. Our travelers enjoyed the guided tour of the Castle as they walked through elegant interiors and viewed luxurious, regal rooms.
We also visited other infamous castles in Dublin and Kilkenny. The group spent its leisure time traversing the Ring of Kerry and destinations like, the Kissing Stone at Blarney Castle and the House of Waterford Crystal. Every day was magical as we walked the medieval, cobblestone streets packed with Old World charm and visited the historic ports of the country-side alongside their fishing towns.
Near the end of the trip, we took a private boat to Garinish Island in Bantry Bay, where the beauty of Ireland can be seen for miles. Many OLLI students described their experience as a fulfillment of something on their bucket list. For others, the gorgeous, green, rolling hills and the picturesque thatched cottages were something they will never forget. Like our Facebook page at Facebook.com/KSUOLLI to view photos from our trips and get the latest news on all things OLLI. I am already getting excited about our upcoming trips that are being planned now.
As you choose your classes and decide on trips, let us know if you have your own suggestions. If you have a passion for a skill or hobby you believe should be available at OLLI, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your thoughts. We love to incorporate new courses for our OLLI students and make sure each class will leave learners with an unforgettable experience. Let me know how I can help.
I wish you all the luck of the Irish in your future success with OLLI.
Program Manager, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)