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:

Weds, July 10

Classes on UCC Campus followed by guided tour of campus.

Walking tour of Cork City

Thurs July 11


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

Fri, July 12


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

Sat, July 13 All Day tour to Gougane Barra and Killarney (Amazing scenery)
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


PM: 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 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 17 Classes followed by optional visit to the Cork Art Gallery
Evening: Open air ceilidh dancing at the Lough
Thurs, July 18 All day tour of West Cork and Mizen Head on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. Part of the Wild Atlantic Way
Fri, July 19 Classes
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 Visit the rugged Aran Islands on edge of Europe (subject to weather conditions)
Tues, July 23 Classes
Evening: Enjoy a seisuin (session of Irish Music and Dance) at Munroes
Weds, July 24 Classes
Thurs, July 25 Classes
Evening: Galway Arts Festival Event
Fri, July 26  


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

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: Free to explore city
Mon, July 29 Classes
Evening: Dinner at the Jimmy Chung Chinese Buffet followed by a performance of The Snapper at the Gate Theatre 
Tues, July 30 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, July 31


Evening: Attend performance of Riverdance at the Gaiety Theatre

Thurs, Aug 1 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 2 Morning: Final Exam
Afternoon: Last minute shopping.
Evening: Farewell Banquet at The National Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire
Sat, Aug 3 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: 011-353-86-337-5521

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