College to lead fall tour of Ireland

LAKEWOOD — Georgian Court College President Rosemary E. Jeffries will lead a trip to Ireland, Oct. 10-18 to tour the homeland of Catherine McAuley, founder of the Sisters of Mercy, which established and sponsor Georgian Court College.

Catherine McAuley founded the first convent of the Sister of Mercy in 1831 on Baggot Street in Dublin at the House of Mercy, now known as Mercy Centre International.

The public is invited to join Georgian Court College to visit Mercy Centre Inter-national, as well as tour the towns of Gal-way, Blarney, Kilarney, Cork and Dingle, among others. Visits are planned to Trinity College, Old Jameson Distillery, Rock of Cashel, Cobh Heritage Center, Blarney Castle, Bunratty Castle, Glendalough and many other points of interest.

The cost of the trip is $1,485 per person, double occupancy. The fee includes round-trip airfare on Aer Lingus, seven-night accommodations with private bathrooms, full Irish breakfast and dinner each day, and a vehicle and guide.

For more information, call (732) 364-2200, Ext. 285, or visit

A $500 deposit is required.

Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court College is a Catholic comprehensive college with a strong liberal arts core and a special concern for women.

Georgian Court College serves almost 2,900 day, evening and graduate students of all faiths and backgrounds.