Students with books

Flight Information

Departure Date: June 30, 2017

Toronto Pearson Airport Terminal 3


Airline: Air Transat

Flight #: TS332

Return Date: July 27, 2017

Departure Time Dublin: 1:10pm

Arrival time Montreal: 2:50pm

Arrival Time Toronto: 7Pm

Flight #: TS235

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

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.

2017 Itinerary (subject to change)

Below is the itinerary for The Irish Experience 2017. 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 June 30 Evening: Depart Toronto, New York, Boston, Chicago or LA
Sat, July 1

Arrive Dublin Airport. Meet students from other destinations. Coach to Cork. Settle into University Hall student apartments on the campus of University College Cork:

Sun, July 2

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

Mon, July 3 Classes on university campus.  Guided tour of campus
Tue, July 4 Morning classes.
Visit to Blarney in afternoon. Kiss the 
Blarney Stone, get the gift of the gab 
Wed. July 5


Afternoon: Optional visit to the Cork Art Gallery
Evening: Open air ceilidh dancing at the Lough

Thurs, July 6 Classes

Afternoon: Visit the historic Cork Women's Prison

Fri, July 7


Evening: Optional Ghost Tour of Cork City

Sat, July 8 All Day tour of West Cork and Kerry (Amazing scenery)
Sun, July 9 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 10 Classes
Tues, July 11 Morning Classes 
Afternoon: Visit the historic Harbour of Cobh, last port of call of the Titanic and site of the sinking of the Lusitania

Weds, July 12


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

Thurs, July 13 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.
Opportunity for supervised swimming in the Atlantic Ocean.
Fri, July 14 Classes
Sat, July 15

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 16

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

Mon, July 17


Evening: Enjoy the ambience of the Galway Arts Festival

Tue, July 18


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

Wed, July 19

Morning classes

Thurs, July 20

Morning classes

Evening: Galway Arts Festival Event (TBD)

Fri, July 21

Transfer to Dublin, visiting the medieval monastery of Clonmacnoise enroute

Settle into apartments on Belfield campus of University College Dublin

Sat, July 22 Morning: Bus top tour of Dublin city.
Afternoon: Free to explore city
Evening: Dinner at the Jimmy Chung Chinese Buffet followed by a performance at the Abbey Theatre, Ireland's National Theatre

Sun, July 23

Tour of the Wicklow MountainsGlendalough and Powerscourt

Mon, July 24


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

Evening: performance of Riverdance at the Gaiety Theatre

Tue, July 25

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,

Wed, July 26 Morning: Final Exam
Afternoon: Last minute shopping.
Evening: Farewell Banquet at The National Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire

Thurs, July 27
Coach to Dublin Airport.

Travel Tips

Money: Euros

Best to use an ATM card. If you lose your wallet, you can always replace the card. Tips to parents: top up the account each week. This teaches your son or daughter to budget.


Bring enough for one week. There are laundry facilities available on the university campus.
Dress as you would for summer here but bring a light waterproof windbreaker and sweater.
Bring some semi-formal wear for visits to the theatre and for the end of tour banquet.
Bring a swimsuit and towel as there will be opportunities for supervised swimming.


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
Each apartment has a card operated phone. The cards can be purchased on site
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

The Irish Experience

Tel.:(905) 804-9402
Toll-free 1 (877) 304-9402

For more information, please contact:
Garry O'Sullivan - Program Director