Gannon University Alumni Association Travel Program

Gannon University Ireland Excursion with                           Fr. Shawn Clerkin and Cathy Fresch                                 May 10 - 20, 2015               

All with the dream of exploring Ireland are welcomed (you do not need to be affiliated with Gannon.)


The Gannon University Alumni Association invites alumni, family and friends to join them on an unbelievable excursion to Ireland. Gannon’s own Fr. Shawn Clerkin, in conjunction with Brendan Vacations, has planned a very special Ireland experience. Travelers will be guided throughout the Irish countryside exploring islands, towns, Irish food, drink and song.
Become a member of the “round table” to follow King Shawn and conquer Ireland! 

A $200 deposit per person is due upon booking and the final payment will be due March 6, 2015.

Brendan Vacations* will arrange the following
Ireland Tour  (Based on 18 travelers) $2,793.00
Flight from Toronto (price as of 7/31/14) $966.00
             Arrange with Brendan Vacations all airfare from any location of your choosing
Travel protection (optional) $199 - 249/person range
Single room (optional) $839.00
Golf option (optional) $656.00

Cathy Fresch** at Gannon University will arrange the following
Bus Erie/Toronto total for round trip/person (payable to Gannon University) $125.00

Budget for Tips (10 days at 10 -15 Euros/day)

*Brendan Vacations contact:
Brian Spanel
Groups Specialist | BRENDAN VACATIONS
801 E. Katella Ave
"Anaheim, CA 92805"
P 800-626-6603 ext. 1306
F 800-689-6444

**Gannon University contact:
Cathy Fresch
Director of Development
P 814-871-5842
F 814-871-5825
Bus information:
Departure from Gannon
Leaving at noon
Destination: Toronto International Airport

Return from Toronto International Airport
Leaving: TBD
Destination: Gannon University

Trip flyer
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Follow the inaugural trip by visiting the travel blog at
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Additional Travel Opportunities Open to Alumni & Friends

Paris, Provence, Barcelona
May 14- 23, 2015

Experience the excitement of big cities and the glorious beauty of the French and Spanish countryside. Climb the Eiffel Tower, visit The Louvre and Norte Dame Cathedral, and take a Seine River cruise. Imbibe the colors of Provence that inspired Cezanne, Van Gogh, and Matisse. Walk across Pont du Gard, a Roman bridge near Nimes. In Barcelona, soak in the Mediterranean Sea, eat Spanish tapas, and visit the wondrous Basilica Sagrada Familia. Dr. King will offer (optional) Leadership Seminar credit with the trip. Family and friends are welcome! You do not need to be a current or former GU student.
The program fee will cost $3,069; includes airfare, selected meals, ground travel, admissions to attractions, and hotels.
For more information or to sign up, contact Dr. King at If you want to enroll online visit this link or call 877-485-4184 to enroll by phone.