Organizing Educational Tours since 1998
The Irish Experience is a program operated by Toronto Travel agency, Georgia Hardy Tours Inc.
The program was established by Toronto teacher, Garry O'Sullivan, to provide North American students with the opportunity to experience Ireland in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere by hiking its beautiful countryside, exploring its old towns and cities and studying its rich history and celebrated literature. Students can also earn high school credits while participating in the program.
Since our founding, over 1,000 students have enjoyed the experience of a lifetime in our program.
Through structured, but relaxed, classroom instruction the students also have an opportunity to earn extra high-school credits. All the teachers are certified by the Ontario Ministry of Education and Training and the Ontario College of Teachers.
Garry was born in Cork, Ireland. He gained his B.A and Higher Diploma in Education from University College, Cork. As founder and program director, Garry accompanies the students at all locations during their stay in Ireland. As a single country program, we are better able to serve the needs and safety requirements of our students.
The credits are open to all North American students who have fulfilled the prerequisites. (please see Our Courses)
- Student Safety. To this end, Irish Experience maintains a chaperone:student ratio of 1:10. All aspects of the program are planned with student safety and welfare in mind.
- A Memorable Experience. We provide the students with many varied activities and experiences (see itinerary)
- A Great Credit. Our maximum class size is 20. Our average class size is 17. The teachers stay in the same complex as students and are available after hours for extra tutoring. We have a fully qualified resource teacher to assist teachers with accommodations in delivery of the program. Our students have access to the internet at all locations. We are the only program offering a 28 day stay in Ireland and 110 hours of instructional time to conform with the requirements of the Ontario Ministry of Education curriculum.
All travel arrangements for the Irish Experience are made through, Georgia Hardy Tours Inc, 20 Eglinton Ave West, Suite 1104, Toronto, ON, M4R 1K8
Georgia Hardy Tours Inc. is a travel agency licensed in the province of Ontario, Canada.
Established in 1987, Georgia Hardy Tours, Inc. is a premium travel company that specializes in educational travel for students and adults.
All payments made to Georgia Hardy Tours are protected by The Ontario Travel Industry Compensation Fund.
The Irish Experience
Georgia Hardy Tours Inc.
20 Eglinton Avenue West,
Toronto, ON., M4R 1K8
For more information, please contact Garry O'Sullivan – Program Director.