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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 of departure.

 Flight Information

Departure Date: Monday, July 8, 2019

Toronto Pearson Airport, Terminal 3

Time:  23:50

Airline:  Air Transat

Flight #: 230

Return Date: Saturday, August 3, 2019

Departure Time Dublin: 13:10

Arrival Time Toronto: 15:45

Flight #: 333 

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

2019 Itinerary (subject to change)

Below is the itinerary for The Irish Experience 2019. 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 8

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

Tues, July 9

 

Arrive Dublin Airport. Meet students from other destinations.

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

tour of campus

Weds, July 10

Classes on UCC campus

Afternoon: Walking tour of Cork City

Evening: Open air ceilidh dancing at the Lough

Thurs July 11

Classes

Afternoon: Visit to Blarney Castle. Kiss the Blarney Stone and acquire the gift of the gab

Fri, July 12

Classes.

Afternoon: Visit the historic Cork City Gaol

Sat, July 13

All day tour of West Cork and Mizen Head on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. Part of the Wild Atlantic Way

Sun, July 14

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 15

Classes

Afternoon: The Gaelic Games Experience.  Learn all about Ireland's two most popular sports, Gaelic Football and Hurling at the UCC Sports Centre.

Tues, July 16

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 takeout on the pier.

Weds, July 17

Classes 

Afternoon:  Visit to S. Anne's Cathedral which houses the famous Bells of Shandon. Opportunity to ring the Bells.
Evening: Open air ceilidh dancing at the Lough

Thurs, July 18

 All Day tour to Gougane Barra and Killarney (Amazing scenery)

Fri, July 19

Classes 

Afternoon: optional visit to the Cork Art Gallery

Sat, July 20

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 21

Walking tour of Galway city

Enjoy the ambience of the Galway International Arts Festival, a colourful, exciting event

Mon. July 22

Classes

Tues, July 23

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

Weds, July 24

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

Thurs, July 25

Classes
Evening: Galway Arts Festival Event

Fri, July 26  

Classes

Evening: Concert at the Festival Marquee by one of Ireland's leading indie rock bands, Two Door Cinema Club

Sat, July 27

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 28

Morning: Bus top tour of Dublin city.
Afternoon: Visit the Jeannie Johnston Famine Ship and Museum.

Free to explore city

Mon, July 29

Classes
Afternoon; View the historic medieval manuscript, the Book of Kells, at the Trinity College Library

Tues, July 30

Classes

Afternoon: Guided tour of the National Art Gallery, followed by a visit to the Oscar Wilde Statue at Merrion Square.
Evening: Dinner at the Jimmy Chung Chinese Buffet followed by a performance of The Snapper at the Gate Theatre  

Weds, July 31

Classes

Afternoon: Visit The Yeats Exhibit at Trinity College

Thurs, Aug 1

Morning: Final Exam
Evening: Dinner at Sinnotts Resttaurant folled by a performance of Riverdance at the Gaiety Theatre

Fri, Aug 2

Morning: Sleep in  😊 
Afternoon: Last minute shopping.
Evening: Farewell Banquet at The National Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire

Sat, Aug 3

Coach to Dublin Airport.
(Slan Abhaile) 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: 011-353-86-337-5521
email: info@irishexperience.com

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