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Itinerary

Attention

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: Friday, July 6, 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, August 4, 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.

Fri July 6

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

Sat, July 7

Arrive Dublin Airport. Meet students from other destinations.

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

Sun, July 8 Afternoon: walking tour of Cork City
Mon, July 9

Classes on UCC Campus.

Guided tour of campus. Walking tour of city centre. Enjoy the ambience of Downtown Cork

Tues, July 10

Morning Classes.

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

Weds, July 11 Classes. Optional Visit to S. Anne's Cathedral which houses the famous Bells of Shandon. Opportunity to ring the Bells
Thurs July 12

Morning Classes

Afternoon: visti to Cobh (Cork Harbour), last port of call of the Lusitaniaand site of the sinking of the Titanic

Fri, July 13 Classes
Sat, July 14 All Day tour of the Ring of Kerry including Killarney (Amazing scenery)
Sun, July 15 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 16 Classes
Tues, July 17 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.
Weds, July 18 Classes followed by optional visit to the Cork Art Gallery
Evening: Open air ceilidh dancing at the Lough
Thurs, July 19 All day tour of West Cork and Mizen Head on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean
Fri, July 20 Classes
Sat, July 21 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 22

Classes.  Walking tour of Galway city

Evening: Enjoy the Macnas (Fools) Parade of the Galway International Arts Festival, a colourful, exciting event

Mon. July 23 Visit the rugged Aran Islands on edge of Europe (subject to weather conditions)
Tues, July 24 Classes
Evening: Enjoy the ambience of the Galway Arts Festival
Weds, July 25 Classes
Thurs, July 26 Classes
Evening: Enjoy a seisuin (session of Irish Music and Dance) at Munroes
Fri, July 27  

Classes

Evening Arts Festival event. (subject to availability of tickets)

Sat, July 28 Transfer to Dublin, visiting the medieval monastery of Glendalough in the Wicklow Mountains en route
Settle into apartments on Belfield campus of University College Dublin
Sun, July 29 Morning: Bus top tour of Dublin city.
Afternoon: Free to explore city
Mon, July 30 Classes
Evening: Dinner at the Jimmy Chung Chinese Buffet followed by a performance at the Abbey Theatre, Ireland's National Theatre
Tues, July 31 Classes
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, Aug 1

Classes

Evening: Attend performance of Riverdance at the Gaiety Theatre

Thurs, Aug 2 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
Fri, Aug 3 Morning: Final Exam
Afternoon: Last minute shopping.
Evening: Farewell Banquet at The National Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire
Sat, Aug 4 Coach to Dublin Airport.
Goodbye

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

Clothing:
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

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

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

Galway
Corrib Village Student Residence
Galway, Ireland        
001-353-91-494512

Dublin
University College Dublin Student Apartments,
Belfield, Dublin 4

011-353-1-716-1008

Garry O’Sullivan in Ireland

cell-phone: 905-804-9402
email: info@irishexperience.com

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