My name is James Kavanagh and I created Hurling Tours Ireland in 2018 because of my love of our native sport, hurling. Being from Kilkenny all I knew since I was 5 years old was hurling and playing the sport every day. Everyday I would race home after school to hit the ball off the wall and practice my skills. I admit nothing compares to the exhilaration and excitement of my playing days, but, I get a great feeling from teaching both the young and the experienced about Hurling.
Having worked in the majestic Kilkenny Castle for many years, I was asked several times a day by visitors about hurling. Visitors would ask me what sport everyone around the city is playing and what the 'wooden weapons' every kid had in their hands was. I loved explaining the sport to them and seeing their reaction and interest in the sport. I am shocked that people still have not heard of this wonderful sport. And so, the idea for Hurling Tours Ireland was created- to spread the wonderful message of hurling to all!