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July 22, 2017 -

Please note that due to a scheduled maintenance on our system between 5:30 pm and 7:00 pm (EDT), some hotels might not be available during this period. 

Thank you for your understanding.

June 02, 2017 -

Repairs to the main runway of Quebec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB)

Please note that because of repairs done to the main runway of Quebec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB), our aviation operations may be affected by weather factors beyond our control. The reduced size of the runway limits the use of certain types of aircraft during bad weather and may require changes to our operations.

If operations of scheduled flights between Montreal and Quebec City are disrupted for these reasons, passengers will be offered transportation by road.

Work to allow a return to our normal operations will be completed on August 10.

July 20, 2017 -

Effective July 19, 2017, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has implemented enhanced security measures for passengers flying to the United States. These measures include heightened inspection of personal electronic devices, such as laptops and tablets. Electronic devices larger than a smartphone must be charged with enough battery power to be turned on upon request and easily accessible, with covers, cases or any other packaging removed, in preparation for screening at the security checkpoint. Any refused item will not be permitted in checked baggage. Air Transat will be unable to provide storage or assume responsibility for these items during your trip.

To allow for additional time to go through security and to ensure you don’t miss your flight, please arrive at the airport three hours prior to your scheduled departure time.

For further information, please visit the U.S. Department of Homeland Security website.

Plan your trip to Ireland

Your adventure begins when you book a cheap flight from Canada to Ireland with Air Transat! Save on airfare by searching the best prices on flights.

Flights to Ireland are easy to book with Air Transat. Before planning a trip, be sure to check the schedule below, as some routes may be seasonal.

Calgary International Airport (YYC) Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) Vancouver International Airport (YVR)
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Ireland: travel and tourism on the Emerald Isle

First-time visitors to the Emerald Isle are delighted to discover that the Ireland they imagined still does exist. Initial glimpses from the flight of windswept cliffs and undulating green hills are substantiated by the thatched-cottage pubs and friendly people met on any tour of the Celtic countryside.


The Guinness Storehouse pays homage to one of Ireland’s most successful and famous exports. Visitors on a self-guided tour make their way up seven floors surrounding an atrium in the shape of a giant pint. At the top is the Gravity Bar, which offers spectacular views of Dublin and a pint of the creamy black stuff.

Built around 3200 BC, Newgrange is a prehistoric monument that’s older than the Egyptian pyramids and Stonehenge. The circular stone mound is perfectly aligned with the rising sun, which floods the inner chambers with light for 17 minutes on winter solstice. So coveted is a spot inside on this day that a lottery is held to decide who gets in.


The Blarney Stone’s special power was revealed to the King of Munster in 1446 by the goddess Clíodhna. Since then, millions have pressed their lips against it, hoping to be granted the gift of great eloquence.

For a spectacular view of Galway Bay and the refreshing spray of cool Atlantic mist, tourists get as close as they dare to the heart-stopping drop over the Cliffs of Moher. Not too close though—unfortunately, people have gone over.


With a 300-year history, O’Neill’s Pub in Dublin’s city centre is neither fancy nor modern, but its generous helpings of Irish classics like Guinness stew make any tourist feel like a true Celt.

Dublin’s Michelin-starred Chapter One combines impeccable haute cuisine with welcoming Irish hospitality. It’s widely considered the best restaurant in all of Ireland.

Cheap flights

Your adventure begins when you book a cheap flight with Air Transat! Save on airfare by searching the best prices on flights.

Ireland must-see destinations

Discount airfare to Ireland from Air Transat helps travellers make the most of every trip. Explore the destinations below and find out everything you need to know before planning your dream holiday.



Dublin, Ireland’s garrulous capital with a heart of Guinness

A thousand-year history and status as a European capital haven’t taken away Dublin’s friendly “big village” feel. With loads to see and do, and a people whose amiability is infectious, Ireland’s urban core has tourists’ eyes smiling all the way to the pub.

More about Dublin

Though Dublin is renowned for its Guinness and drink-fuelled evenings, it is such a joy to wander through the city’s streets during the day!  Visiting boutiques, exploring fantastic art and meeting locals all friendlier than the next are just a few of the pleasures visitors can enjoy. To learn more, read our blog.

Before visiting the beautiful landscapes of Ireland, read about Dublin’s attractions and drinking culture on our blog.


Airports in Ireland serviced by Air Transat


Two currencies are used on the island of Ireland. In the Republic of Ireland, the official currency is the euro (EUR). In Northern Ireland, Pound Sterling is the local currency.

Official language

Both English and Irish have official status in Ireland, with Irish being the national and first official language. English, however, has been the people’s predominant first language since the 19th century.

Entry/exit requirements

For more information about passport and visa requirements, visit the Government of Canada travel website.


Visit the Public Health Agency of Canada website or ask your health professional about vaccination requirements.

Weather in Ireland can vary throughout the year. The chart below indicates monthly average temperatures and rainfall so travellers can plan the perfect vacation at the right time and pack accordingly.

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