Departure and arrival times are subject to change

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.

 Flight Information

Departure Date: Monday, July 2, 2018

Toronto Pearson Airport Terminal 3

Time:  TBA

Airline: Air Transat

Flight #: TBA

Check in time: 6.30pm. Please check in with Irish Experience staff before checking in with Air Transat. They will be easily spotted in their bright blue Irish Experience shirts.

Return Date: Saturday, July 28, 2018

Departure Time Dublin: TBA

Arrival Time Toronto: TBA

Flight #: TBA

Baggage Allowance:

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)

Link to Travel Tips

2018 Itinerary (subject to change)

Below is the itinerary for The Irish Experience 2018. 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.

Mon, July 2

Evening: Depart Toronto, New York, Boston, Chicago or LA

Tues, July 3

Arrive Dublin Airport. Meet students from other destinations.

Coach to Cork. Settle into University Hall student apartments on the campus of University College Cork:

Weds, July 4

Classes on UCC Campus. Guided tour of campus. Walking tour of city centre. Enjoy the ambience of Downtown Cork

Thurs, July 5

Morning Classes.

Afternoon visit to Blarney. Kiss the Blarney Stone, get the gift of the gab 

Fri, July 6

Classes. Optional Visit to St, Anne's Cathedral which houses the famous Bells of Shandon. Opportunity to ring the Bells

Sat, July 7

All Day tour of the Ring of Kerry including Killarney (Amazing scenery)

Sun, July 8

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 9

Evening: Optional Ghost Tour of Cork City

Tues, July 10

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 11

Afternoon: Optional visit to the Cork Art Gallery
Evening: Open air ceilidh dancing at the Lough

Thurs, July 12

Morning Classes;
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.

Fri, July 13


Sat, July 14

All day tour of West Cork and Mizen Head on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean

Sun, July 15


Mon, July 16

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

Classes.  Walking tour of city

Tues, July 17

Evening: Enjoy a seisuin (session of Irish Music and Dance) at Munroes

Weds, July 18

Visit the rugged Aran Islands on edge of Europe (subject to weather conditions)

Thurs, July 19

Evening: Enjoy the ambience of the Galway Arts Festival

Fri, July 20


Sat, July 21

Transfer to Dublin, visiting the medieval monastery of Glendalough in the Wicklow Mountains enroute
Settle into apartments on Belfield campus of University College Dublin

Sun, July 22

Morning: Bus top tour of Dublin city.
Afternoon: Free to explore city

Mon, July 23

Evening: Dinner at the Jimmy Chung Chinese Buffet followed by a performance at the Abbey Theatre, Ireland's National Theatre

Tues, 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

Weds, July 25

Morning: Classes
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,

Thurs, July 26


Evening: Attend performance of Riverdance at the Gaiety Theatre

Fri, July 27

Morning: Final Exam
Afternoon: Last minute shopping.
Evening: Farewell Banquet at The National Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire

Sat, July 28

Coach to Dublin Airport.



Travel Tips

Money: Euros

ATM cards and credit cards are used widely throughout Ireland. Irish Experience also offers parents the choice of having us keep and dispurse money to the students

Bring enough clothing for one week. Laundromat facilities are available at each location. Dress as you would in North America but be sure to bring a light rainproof jacket and a sweater. Sensible walking shoes or sneakers are essential.


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 Devices

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)

School Supplies

Bring a pen, paper and binder; everything else is provided.

Contacts in Ireland

Victoria Mills Student Residence, Victoria Cross, Cork, Ireland 011-353-21-486-7615

Corrib Village Student Residence
Galway, Ireland        

University College Dublin Student Apartments,
Belfield, Dublin 4


Garry O’Sullivan in Ireland

cell-phone: 905-804-9402

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