Flight Information from Toronto (subject to change)
Departure Date: July 1, 2013
Flight #: TS 230
Return Date: July 27 2013
Arrival Time in Toronto: 3:20pm
Flight #: TS 231
Checked Bags - 1 bags maximum: 23kgs (51 lbs) (check Air Transat website)
Carry-on - 1 bag; 5 kgs (11lbs) Check Air Transat Website
Flight Information from New York (JFK)
Departure Date: July 1, 2013
Flight #: TBD
Return Date: July 27, 2013
Flight #: TBD
Checked Bags: 1 bag with maximum weight of 23 kgs (50lbs)
Carry-on: 1 bag, no bigger than 22in x 16in x 8in, with maximum weight of 10kgs (22 lbs)
Below is the itinerary for The Irish Experience 2013. The itinerary is subject to change. We are continually working to improve it and will inform you of any changes or new experiences. Please click on highlighted words for more information.
|Mon July 1
||Evening: Depart Toronto, New York, Boston, Chicago or LA|
|Tues July 2
||Arrive Shannon Airport. Meet students from other destinations. Coach to Cork. Settle into apartments on university campus|
Evening: Orientation and Walking tour of City Centre
|Weds July 3
||Classes on university campus|
Evening: open-air Céilí (Irish Dancing) at the Lough
|Thurs July 4
Visit to Blarney in afternoon. Kiss the Blarney Stone, get the gift of the gab
|Fri July 5
Evening: Concert or theatre as part of the Cork Midsummer Festival
|Sat. July 6
||All day tour of Mitchelstown Caves and the Galtee Mountains|
|Sun July 7
||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 8
|Tues July 9
||Morning classes. |
Afternoon: Visit the historic Cork Women's Prison
|Weds July 10
|Thurs July 11
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 12
Afternoon: Depart by coach to Galway
Settle into Gort na Coraibe student apartments near city centre.
Evening: Walking tour of city centre. Enjoy the ambience of Downtown Galway
|Sat July 13
||Trip to Inis Mor, the largest of the Aran Islands (Weather permitting).|
|Sun July 14
||Return to Cork via the Cliffs of Moher and the Burren in County Clare.|
|Mon July 15
|Tues July 16
Afternoon: Tour of Cobh (pronounced Cove) Harbour, last port of call of Titanic, site of torpedoing of Lusitania in 1915
|Weds July 17
|Thurs July 18
Afternoon tour to Lakes of Killarney
|Fri July 19
|Sat July 20
||Depart by coach for Dublin. Settle into apartments on Belfield campus of University College Dublin.|
Evening: Bus Top tour of CityClasses
|Sun July 21
||Tour of the Wicklow Mountains, Glendalough and Powerscourt|
|Mon July 22
Afternoon; Visit to the world famous 8th century manuscript, the Book of Kells, in Trinity College Lilbrary followed by a visit to the National Art Gallery
Evening: Dinner at the Thunder Road Cafe followed by a performance at the Abbey Theatre, Ireland's National Theatre
|Tues July 23
Afternoon visit the Ancient Temple at Newgrange , a World Heritage Site
|Weds July 24
Evening: Riverdance performance at the Gaiety Theatre
|Thurs July 25
Afternoon: visit Kilmainham Gaol or Christchurch and St. Patrick's Cathedrals
|Fri July 26
||Morning: Final Exam|
Afternoon: Last minute shopping
Evening: Farewell Banquet
|Sat July 27
||Coach to Dublin Airport.|
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.
bring a good supply.
All rooms have wifi access.
Irish Experience provides each student with the use of a cell phone while in Ireland. There are also phones in the apartments.
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)
Bring a pen, paper and binder; everything else is provided.
Contacts in Ireland
|July 2 - July 12
July 14 - July 20
University College Cork Victoria Lodge, Victoria Cross, Cork, Ireland
Each apartment has a card operated phone. The cards can be purchased on site
|July 12 - 14
Gort na Coraibe, Headford Rd.
|011-353-91 746400 |
|July 20 - 27
University College Dublin Student Apartments,
Belfield, Dublin 4
|Garry O’Sullivan in Ireland