Your school pro training rugby tour to Gormanston Park offers your students the opportunity to focus on their rugby skills. You’ll stay and train at Gormanston Park, just north of Dublin.

Gormanston Park boasts excellent facilities for school rugby tours, including well-maintained playing fields and pitches, as well as the biggest indoor sports hall in Ireland. There’s also a lovely beach within walking distance. You’ll stay in the onsite accommodation, which offers dormitory-style rooms for students and singles or twins for staff.

You can choose to add the Pro 14 match tickets to your tour, to give your students the chance to see the professionals in action. And you’ll also have the opportunity to explore some of Dublin’s attractions on your school rugby tour to Ireland.

Suggested Itinerary (4 days, 3 nights)

Day Morning Summary Afternoon Summary Evening Summary

Meet at school

Ferry to Dublin

Check in to accommodation

Light pitch training

Evening meal at accommodation


Breakfast at accommodation

Stretching and yoga session in sports hall

Circuits and bleeps in sports hall

Lunch onsite

Afternoon access to the rugby pitches

Evening meal at accommodation

Fun, self-run basketball tournament


Breakfast at the accommodation

Stretching and yoga session in sports hall

Circuit and bleeps in sports hall

Lunch onsite

Afternoon access to the rugby pitch

Evening meal at accommodation

Team meeting in the activity room


Breakfast and check out

Light training session on the rugby pitch

Depart for Dublin

Aviva Stadium tour

Board ferry back to Holyhead

Onward travel to drop off location

4 days, 3 nights Price from £380 pp
  • 49-seater executive coach with 1 driver (TV/DVD/WC)
  • Return ferry crossings between Holyhead and Dublin
  • 3 nights' full-board accommodation
  • 12 x 1 hour rugby pitch hire
  • 8 x1 hour indoor court hire
  • 3 x 1 day activity room hire
  • Aviva Stadium tour
  • Free staff place ratio 1:10
  • Itinerary planning service
  • Detailed final itinerary pack
  • Access to Vamoos - our easy to use travel app
  • Motorway tolls and taxes
  • VAT at current rates to tour operators



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