Cork Ireland – Global Leadership on the Emerald Isle

Cork Ireland – Global Leadership on the Emerald Isle

Explore the Emerald Isle as few have done before! Learn from leading industry professionals, familiarize with Fortune 500 companies and immerse yourself in Ireland’s vibrant cultural traditions.


Day 1|Depart for Ireland

October 24, 2020 

Gather at Pearson International Airport, relax and get some sleep during your overnight flight. You have a big day Ireland!




Day 2|Rock of Cashel

October 25, 2020

Rub the sleep from your eyes and don your finest green, you have officially touched down in Dublin! Our first visit is to the Rock of Cashel. Home of Ancient kings, patron saints and unparalleled beauty – the Rock of Cashel brings together Ireland’s long legacy and trademark stunning scenery. Silhouetted against the sky, rising above the lush green fields of the surrounding countryside, the Rock is home to over 1,000 years of history. Next we will embark on a private coach to Cork, check into our accommodations, have some time to freshen up and then it’s time to enjoy an evening of Ceilidh (traditional Irish music & dance) inside the warm, character filled pub, An Spailin Fanach.

Day 3|Hop on, Hop off Cork

October 26, 2020

After a hearty Full Irish breakfast at our hotel, spend your afternoon experiencing the best Cork has to offer with the Cork City Hop on Hop Off Tour ! Visit the world-famous English Market, stop on St. Patrick’s Street to shop local brands, try your hand at ringing the bells at Shandon Cathedral and visit the Gothic Revival of St. Finbarre’s Cathedral. Spend the evening taking the Franciscan Well Brewery Tour!

  • Cork Hop on Hop Off Tour
  • Franciscan Well Brewery Tour
  • Group Dinner

Day 4| Jameson Experience Tour

October 27, 2020

Your first day at Cork Institute of Technology will include a campus tour of one of Europe’s leaders in innovation and a lecture on Globalization & the Future of work. The evening will be spent on touring the famous Jameson Distillery. The Jameson Experience Tour is a fully guided tour around the original Midleton Distillery which brings the stories of Jameson’s rich heritage to life. You’ll learn about the hard working people and field-to-glass processes responsible for the whiskey that bears John Jameson’s name. On this tour, a friendly Jameson Ambassadors will guide you around some of our key buildings, including the warehouses and the Microdistillery. The tour finishes with your chance to do a guided comparative tasting of three famous whiskeys.

  • CIT Lecture
  • Jameson Distillery Tour

Day 5| Oliver Plunkett

October 28, 2020

Following a morning discussion on Cross Cultural Competencies and how they apply to an organization*. The evening will be spent enjoying live music and a group dinner at Oliver Plunkett. This traditional Irish pub named after the famous Oliver Plunkett street in Cork City is famous for the atmosphere built on music and dance that has long been a sweet spot for many looking for a great night out.  The pub is full with lines of poems, songs and old Irish so that everywhere you sit in the bar there are interesting things to look at or read.

  • CIT Lecture
  • Oliver Plunkett
  • Group Dinner

Day 6| Cork City Hall

October 29, 2020

Today’s speaker at CIT will educate students on the importance of Diversity and the Workforce*. Following the lecture, we are invited to visit the Lord Mayor of Cork and tour Cork City Hall. Learn why in 2019 the city extended it’s boundry for the first time in 50 years and welcomed 85,000 new residents in one day!

  • CIT Lecture
  • Industry site visit
  • Lord Mayor & City Hall visit

Day 7| Cork City Gaol

October 30, 2020

Today’s lecture will highlight Growth of International Businesses*. The afternoon will be spent taking a tour of the Cork City Gaol. Cork is a city with a very rich historical and archaeological heritage much of it still in evidence today. Part of this heritage, Cork City Gaol, is a magnificent castle-like building which once housed 19th century prisoners. Take a trip back in time and wander through the wings of the Gaol, accompanied by the shuffling feet of inmates and the jingle of the warders’ keys. The cells are furnished with amazingly life-like wax figures and Graffiti on the cell walls reveals the innermost feelings of some inmates. The audio-visual show will help you learn about the social history and contrasting lifestyles of 19th century Cork.

  • CIT Lecture
  • Industry site visit
  • Cork City Gaol Tour

Day 8|Blarney Castle

October 31, 2020

Your last full day in Ireland will be spent visiting one of the most famous historical sites in the world – The Blarney Castle! Built nearly six hundred years ago by one of Ireland’s greatest chieftans, the castle has been attracting attention ever since. Over the last few hundred years, millions have flocked to Blarney making it a world landmark and one of Ireland’s greatest treasures. Found at the top of the tower is the legendary Stone of Eloquence, Kiss the Blarney Stone and you’ll never again be lost for words! Later, immerse yourself in the Cobh Titanic Experience. Visit first and third class cabins, learn the details of one of the 123 passengers who came to the White Star Line Ticket Office on Thursday April 11th 1912. Experience the chill of the sinking, through a unique cinematographic experience, can you survive the sinking of the Titanic?

  • Blarney Castle & Grounds Tour
  • Cobh Titanic Experience and Spike Islands

Day 9|Depart Ireland

November 1, 2020

Hop on the private coach to Dublin, catch a final aerial view of the Emerald Isle and reflect on your amazing experience on your way to Toronto.

  • Private coach to  Dublin
    • Flight to Toronto


*Class schedule subject to change


  • Round Trip Airfare
  • Accommodations
  • Travel Insurance
  • Daily Breakfast
  • 4 Dinners
  • Rock of Cashel
  • Lectures in Business & Management
  • Ground Transportation
  • Cork Hop On Hop Off Passes
  • Industry Site Visit
  • Jameson Distillery Tour
  • Oliver Plunkett Dinner & Show
  • Lord Mayor & City Hall Visit
  • Cork City Gaol Tour
  • Blarney Castle Tour
  • Cobh Titanic Experience
  • Spike Island Visit
  • Franciscan Well Brewery Tour

Not Included

  • Visa Fees (if necessary)
  • Passport
  • Transportation to/from Toronto
  • Lunches
  • 3 Dinners
  • Souvenirs


Second payment
Third Payment
Final Payment


$500 +/-



*Price may increase or decrease depending on exchange rates, final vendor quotes and number of participants.

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*Note: if we will be flying through the United States of America, you must have permission to enter and leave the United States. If you require a U.S travel visa it is your responsibility to obtain this document and email [email protected] a copy/photo.