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Irish Culture & Tradition Like Never Before

Hurling Tours Ireland, among the best activities available to guests in Kilkenny

"This was an absolute highlight on our Insight Vacations tour of the UK! James was a fabulous instructor and made it so much fun for our group, many of whom had never even heard of hurling, nor had an sporting abilities! Massive respect for anyone who plays the fastest field sport in the world after spending a most exhilarating hour with James!" - Tanya, Melbourne, Australia.

About Hurling Tours Ireland

At Hurling Tours Ireland we provide a unique and cultural activity for your travel guests, offering them the chance to fully immerse themselves in Irelands oldest and most traditional past time. The fastest field sport in the word, hurling is steeped in history and tradition played with a passion and intensity unmatched through any other activity.

Your experience will begin with a hurling masterclass presentation about Irelands native sport and how it is still so popular in 2023, still maintaining its status as the fastest field sport played across the world. We have had visitors from many different nationalities and backgrounds fall in love with Hurling and the culture it creates in Ireland. Visitors from Canada, USA and Australia even promising to join a GAA Club when they return home, it is never too late to try new things and why not the sport that is at the heart of Irish culture and community.

Group Benefits

Groups of 30+ can avail of the following extras to enhance their Hurling Tours Ireland experience.

  • Lunch

  • Irish Dancing Lessons

  • Traditional Irish live music.

  • Hurley making demonstration from a professional hurley maker.

  • Finger Food

All benefits are available to groups for an extra cost, location dependent. We are happy to discuss rates for large numbers and regular visitors, For further enquiries please contact us 

Available Experiences

Freshford Experience - In Freshford, we offer guests the chance to partake in the ultimate traditional Irish experience at Kavanaghs pub, a traditional Irish-style bar in the heart of the community that is brimming with Irish tradition and culture.

Here we give visitors an introduction to the history and rules of hurling. Once visitors are up-to-date on the basics of hurling, we bring them onto the local hurling field to try the sport for themselves. Our coaches teach visitors the ground-stroke, hand-pass, solo-run, and hand strike before having the chance to take a shot at the goalposts for themselves.

Kilkenny City Experience - The Hurling presentation is held in the intense environment of a team's dressing room. Many things can be seen in a dressing room on match-days, things such as aggressive team-talks, sweat and tears among some of the more memorable images. You can almost sense the agony and ecstasy from the dressing room upon arrival. Once you are up-to-date on the basics of the game, we take you on to the 'field of dreams' to try a few skills for yourself. This will be an unforgettable experience that will live long in the memory of each guest. We give everyone an opportunity to take a shot at the goalposts, and score like the Kilkenny Cats so often do.

Dublin Experience - Coming soon please email for more info

Available Facilities

Hurling Tours Ireland has the following facilities to ensure that all guests are thouroughly looked after for the duration of their hurling experience.

  • Coach Parking

  • Toilets

  • Disabled Toilets

  • Wheelchair Access

For further enquiries please email

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