News/Itinerary

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 the Itinerary page prior to going to the airport

 Students should be at the Air Transat check-in area in Terminal 3 by 8.00pm. Irish Experience staff will be there in their distinctive shirts to assist with check-in.  We will also be distributing the etickets and insurance certs at that time.

 

Flight Information

Departure Date: July 5, 2024
  • Toronto Pearson Airport, Terminal 3
  • Time:  TBD
  • Airline: Air Transat
  • Flight #: TBD

 

Return Date: July 27, 2024
  • Departure Time Dublin: TBD
  • Arrival Time Toronto: TBD
  • Flight #: TBD
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2024 Itinerary

Please note that the itinerary is subject to change as we are constantly looking for opportunities to enhance our students’ experience of Ireland. The itinerary may also change due to weather conditions.

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DATE CLASSES / ACTIVITY / EVENT
July 2 – 5
  •  Remote classes
Friday
July 5
  • Depart Pearson Airport
Saturday
July 6
  • Arrive Dublin Airport. Coach to Cork. Settle into apartments on the campus of University College Cork (UCC)
Sunday
July 7
  •  Relax
  • Walking tour of Cork City.
Monday
July 8
  • Classes
  • Afternoon:: Shandon Cathedral. Ring those bells
Tuesday
July 9
  • Classes
  • Visit Blarney Castle.  Kiss the Blarney Stone.  Get the gift of the gab 
Wednesday
July 10
  • Classes
  • Afternoon:  Visit the historic Cork City Gaol.
  • Evening: Rince Cois Locha. Outdoor ceili dancing at The Lough
Thursday
July 11
  • Classes
  • Afternoon: : Visit to Cobh, last port of call of the Titanic
Friday
July 12
  • Classes
Saturday
July 13
  • All day tour to Mizen Head on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. Stop in Gougane Barra enroute.  Dinner at the Maritime Hotel in Bantry before returning to Cork
Sunday
July 14
Monday
July 15
  • Transfer to Galway via the Cliffs of Moher.
  • Settle into the apartments on the campus of NUIG
  • Walking tour of Galway City
Tuesday
July 16
  • classes
  • Enjoy the ambience of the Galway International Arts Festival
Wednesday
July 17
  • Classes
  • Afternoon: The Gaelic Games Experience. Learn the ancient art of our stick and ball game “Hurling” – the oldest, yet fastest field sport in the world and  Gaelic Football,  like soccer, rugby, basketball and more all rolled into one.
Thursday
July 18
  • Classes
  • Evening; Grade 12s attend play as part of the Galway International Arts Festival.
Friday
July 19
  • Classes
  • Evening: concert  as part of the Galway International Arts Festival
Saturday
July 20
  • Depart by coach for Dublin via the Wicklow mountains.
  • Settle into apartments on campus of UCD
Sunday
July 21
  • classes
  • Bus Top Tour of Dublin City
Monday
July 22
  • Classes
  • Visit Trinity College and the Book of Kells
Tuesday
July 23
  • Classes
  • Visit the Famine Ship Museum, the Jeanie Johnston
Wednesday
July 24
  • Classes:
  • Visit the National Art Gallery
  • Evening: Riverdance at Gaiety Theatre
Thursday
July 25
  • Classes
  • Visit to Christchurch and Dublinia
Friday 
July 26
  • Classes
  • Last minute shopping
  • Evening: Farewell banquet at the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire.
Saturday July 27
  • Depart for home
  • Slan Abhaile

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: 011-353-83-331-7060
    email: [email protected]