Any true Notre Dame or Navy fan already has September 1, 2011 circled on their calendar. That's when The Fighting Irish and Midshipmen take the field in Dublin, Ireland to renew an old battle on relatively new turf. The two football teams have been playing each other every season since 1927, making it the longest running uninterrupted non-conference series in college football. It doesn't seem like much of a rivalry as ND owns a 71-12-1 record, but Navy has won the last two match-ups. Maybe a change of venue is just what the Irish need to change their luck against their long-time rival.
It seems like a natural choice - Notre Dame taking their gridiron talents to the Emerald Isle - but it has only happened once before in the 124 year history of the prestigious Indiana school. Back in 1996, The Golden Domers topped Navy 54 to 27. The two again will meet in Dublin in a game dubbed the Emerald Isle Classic on September 1, 2011 at beautiful Aviva Stadium. Sports Traveler is offering fans of both teams a once-in-a-lifetime chance to watch this historic game live, but the game is only the start of these exciting packages. Six nights filled with all the sights and sounds Ireland has to offer. Guests will see sights such as the Ring of Kerry and Cliffs of Moher and famous Irish establishments like the Guinness Storehouse and the Old Jameson Distillery.
There are two options from which travelers can choose. Package 1 starts with the tour of the country and climaxes with the game in Dublin while the second package starts with the game allowing travelers to cheer up after a loss or celebrate after a win with the jaunt around the Island.
Click here to check out both itineraries and pricing for the perfect adventure for any football fan.