School Sports tours to Ireland

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Sport is an important part of Irish culture. When you choose a school sports tour to Ireland, you’re choosing shorter journey times, great hospitality and incredible passion for the sport. Not to mention the opportunity to learn more about Gaelic sports.

Planning on taking your rugby team to Ireland? Great choice - rugby’s massive on the Emerald Isle. You’ll find plenty of local teams ready to test your students’ skills. Pro coaching with Leinster’s a possibility too. And you’ll get to explore some of the local sporting culture, from tours of Croke Park and the Aviva Stadium, to a Gaelic sports experience that’ll see your group trying their hand at hurling, handball and Gaelic football.

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Guinness Storehouse

World-famous for its beer production, the Guinness Storehouse is now Ireland's no.1 attraction. Yourgroup will learn all about the history

Kilmainham Gaol

Kilmainham Gaol has borne witness to many of the most important events in Irish history since it opened in 1796.

Professional Rugby Fixtures (Ireland)

Provincial Irish rugby has a passionate fan following and an impressive line-up of players. With all four teams being major players in the Pro 14 division, choosing to watch a live professional game is the perfect addition to any rugby tour.

Croke Park Skyline Rooftop and Stadium Tour

In 1916, while the British were engaged in the heavy fighting of the First World War, Irish Republicans mounted the 'Easter Rising' in an attempt to establish an independent Irish Republic. This tour of the rooftop of the historic Croke Park, a strong national symbol in itself, allows students to see the many sites of Dublin that played an important role in the uprising and will learn about the historical figures connected to them. For groups studying the political history of Ireland, this is a must-visit!

GAA Museum and Skyline Tour - Croke Park

Visit the GAA Museum at the world-famous Croke Park to learn all about the history and culture of Gaelic games, including Gaelic football and hurling.

Experience Gaelic Games

Get a real taste of Irish sporting culture with a half or full-day Gaelic sports experience! We enjoy great links with a friendly local club who will be pleased to let you try your hand at hurling, handball and Gaelic football.

Professional Rugby Coaching - Leinster

Enjoy a coaching session with Leinster Academy’s own youth coaches at the club’s official training ground. Learn from the best in the business and develop your own game.

Dublin Ghostbus Tour

Hold on tight as you plunge into the darker side of Dublin’s ghoulish past. The Ghostbus will transport you into a world of ghostly happenings, comedy horror and terrifying history – the perfect way to spend an evening in Dublin!

Aviva Stadium Tour

The Aviva Stadium is a stronghold of Irish rugby and is home to both the national squad and Pro12 team Leinster. On a tour of this magnificent stadium you will learn about 150 years of Irish sport and see behind-the-scenes of Irish rugby.


One of Ireland’s most popular tourist attractions, AquaZone is a huge indoor pool complex filled with slides, flumes, a lazy river and a wave machine... it is the perfect way to unwind after a tough rugby fixture!

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Sports Sales & Product Manager

Asha Loizou

Sports Tours Operations Manager

Millie Snow

Tour Coordinator

Maria Viedma

Tour Coordinator

Our dedicated team are here to help you design a tour that’s going to leave your group with lifelong memories. All experienced sports tour organisers, they’ll work closely with you to make sure your tour packs a real punch.

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