Departure Date: June 30, 2017
Toronto Pearson Airport Terminal 3
Airline: Air Transat
Flight #: TS332
Return Date: July 27, 2017
Departure Time Dublin: 1:10pm
Arrival time Montreal: 2:50pm
Arrival Time Toronto: 7Pm
Flight #: TS235
Checked Bags - 1 bags maximum: 23kgs (51 lbs) Length + width +height must not exceed 158 cm (62 in) (check Air Transat website)
Carry-on - 1 bag; 10 kgs (22 lbs) Maximum size 23x40x51 cms. Check Air Transat Website
Please note that departure and arrival times are subject to the discretion of the Airline and may change. Please visit this page on the day before departure.
2017 Itinerary (subject to change)
Below is the itinerary for The Irish Experience 2017. The itinerary is subject to change. We are continually working to maintain it as the most comprehensive and enjoyable summer study abroad program available and will inform you of any changes or new experiences. Please click on highlighted words for more information.
|Fri June 30
||Evening: Depart Toronto, New York, Boston, Chicago or LA|
|Sat, July 1
Arrive Dublin Airport. Meet students from other destinations. Coach to Cork. Settle into University Hall student apartments on the campus of University College Cork:
|Sun, July 2
Walking tour of city centre. Enjoy the ambience of Downtown Cork
|Mon, July 3
||Classes on university campus. Guided tour of campus|
|Tue, July 4
Visit to Blarney in afternoon. Kiss the Blarney Stone, get the gift of the gab
|Wed. July 5
Afternoon: Optional visit to the Cork Art Gallery
Evening: Open air ceilidh dancing at the Lough
|Thurs, July 6
Afternoon: Visit the historic Cork Women's Prison
|Fri, July 7
Evening: Optional Ghost Tour of Cork City
|Sat, July 8
||All Day tour of West Cork and Kerry (Amazing scenery)|
|Sun, July 9
||Free day Relax,|
Opportunity to attend Intercounty Gaelic Football or Hurling game, a wonderful, colourful, sporting and cultural event. (Subject to ticket availabilty and schedule)
|Mon, July 10
|Tues, July 11
||Morning Classes |
Afternoon: Visit the historic Harbour of Cobh, last port of call of the Titanic and site of the sinking of the Lusitania
|Weds, July 12
Optional Visit to St, Anne's Cathedral which houses the famous Bells of Shandon. Opportunity to ring the Bells
|Thurs, July 13
Afternoon: Visit to Kinsale, a picturesque seaport, and site of the Battle of Kinsale, which brought about the end of Gaelic Ireland in 1601. Fish and Chips at the famous Dino’s on the pier.
Opportunity for supervised swimming in the Atlantic Ocean.
|Fri, July 14
|Sat, July 15
Depart by coach for Galway. Visit the spectacular Cliffs of Moher en route.
Settle into apartment at Corrib Village on the campus of Univerisity College Galway
|Sun, July 16
Visit the rugged Aran Islands on edge of Europe (subject to weather conditions)
|Mon, July 17
Evening: Enjoy the ambience of the Galway Arts Festival
|Tue, July 18
Evening: Enjoy a seisuin (session of Irish Music and Dance) at Munroes
|Wed, July 19
|Thurs, July 20
Evening: Galway Arts Festival Event (TBD)
|Fri, July 21
Transfer to Dublin, visiting the medieval monastery of Clonmacnoise enroute
Settle into apartments on Belfield campus of University College Dublin
|Sat, July 22
||Morning: Bus top tour of Dublin city.|
Afternoon: Free to explore city
Evening: Dinner at the Jimmy Chung Chinese Buffet followed by a performance at the Abbey Theatre, Ireland's National Theatre
|Sun, July 23
Tour of the Wicklow Mountains, Glendalough and Powerscourt
|Mon, July 24
Afternoon: Visit the Jeannie Johnston Famine Ship and Museum.
Visit The Yeats Exhibit at Trinity College, followed by a visit to the Oscar Wilde Statue at Merrion Square and the National Art Gallery
Evening: performance of Riverdance at the Gaiety Theatre
|Tue, July 25
Afternoon: visit Christchurch and St. Patrick's Cathedrals.
Optional visit to the world famous 8th century manuscript, the Book of Kells, in Trinity College Library followed by a visit to the National Art Gallery,
|Wed, July 26
||Morning: Final Exam|
Afternoon: Last minute shopping.
Evening: Farewell Banquet at The National Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire
|Thurs, July 27
|Coach to Dublin Airport.|
Best to use an ATM card. If you lose your wallet, you can always replace the card. Tips to parents: top up the account each week. This teaches your son or daughter to budget.
Bring enough for one week. There are laundry facilities available on the university campus.
Dress as you would for summer here but bring a light waterproof windbreaker and sweater.
Bring some semi-formal wear for visits to the theatre and for the end of tour banquet.
Bring a swimsuit and towel as there will be opportunities for supervised swimming.
Linen and towels are provided by the residences and changed once a week
Laptops: All rooms have wifi access.
Printing facilities are available at each location
Electrical Current: 220 Volts. If you are bringing a hair dryer or curler, you will need either one that is adaptable to that voltage or some sort of transformer. The wall plugs are also different so an adapter is needed. These can be purchased at an electronics store or at the airport. (Click for picture of adapter)
Bring a pen, paper and binder; everything else is provided.
Contacts in Ireland
Victoria Mills Student Residence, Victoria Cross, Cork, Ireland
Each apartment has a card operated phone. The cards can be purchased on site
Corrib Village Student Residence
University College Dublin Student Apartments,
Belfield, Dublin 4
|Garry O’Sullivan in Ireland