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:  23:55
  • Airline: Air Transat
  • Flight #: TS230


Return Date: July 27, 2024
  • Departure Time Dublin: 13:15
  • Arrival Time Toronto: 15:50
  • Flight #: TS231
Baggage Allowance

Checked Bags:  23 kgs (51 lbs)

Length + width + height must not exceed   158 cm (62 in)

Carry-on:  backpack provided by Irish Experience

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.


June 8 Orientation for Ottawa area students and parents at Ben Franklin Theatre
June 15 Orientation for Toronto area students and parents at Michael Power High School
July 2 – 4
  •  Remote classes
July 5
  • Depart Pearson Airport
July 6
  • Arrive Dublin Airport. Coach to Cork. Settle into apartments on the campus of University College Cork (UCC)
July 7
  •  Morning: Relax
  • Guided tour of campus followed by walking tour of Cork City.
July 8
  • Classes
  • Afternoon:: Shandon Cathedral. Ring those bells
July 9
  • Classes
  • Visit Blarney Castle.  Kiss the Blarney Stone.  Get the gift of the gab 
July 10
  • Classes
  • Afternoon:  Visit the historic Cork City Gaol.
  • Evening: Rince Cois Locha. Outdoor ceili dancing at The Lough
July 11
  • Classes
July 12
  • Classes
  • Afternoon: : Visit to Cobh, last port of call of the Titanic
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
July 14
  • Afternoon trip to the picturesque harbour town of Kinsale.  View the Lusitania Lookout
July 15
  • Transfer to Galway via the Cliffs of Moher.
  • Settle into the apartments on the campus of NUIG
  • Walking tour of Galway City
July 16
  • classes
  • Enjoy the ambience of the Galway International Arts Festival
  • .
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.
  • Evening; Grade 12s attend play, Endgame, as part of the Galway International Arts Festival
July 18
  • Classes
July 19
  • Classes
July 20
  • Depart by coach for Dublin via the Wicklow mountains.
  • Settle into apartments on campus of UCD
July 21
  • Bus Top Tour of Dublin City
July 22
  • Classes
  • Visit Trinity College and the Book of Kells
July 23
  • Classes
  • Visit the Famine Ship Museum, the Jeanie Johnston
  • Dinner at TGIF followed by a performance of the play, Dancing at Lughnasa, at the Gate theatre
July 24
  • Classes:
July 25
  • Classes
  • Visit the National Art Gallery
  • Evening: Riverdance at Gaiety Theatre
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 (Goodbye)

Travel Tips

Money: Euros

ATM cards and credit cards are used widely throughout Ireland.


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

  • Cork
    Victoria Mills Student Residence, Victoria Cross, Cork,  011-353-21-486-7615
  • Galway
    Corrib Village Student Residence
    Galway, Ireland
  • Dublin
    University College Dublin Student Apartments,
    Belfield, Dublin 4

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