Make your school rugby tour to Dublin completely unforgettable by enjoying professional coaching at Gormanston Park.

Your team will take part in training sessions with the Leinster or Rugby Institute professional community coaches, tour the world-famous Aviva Stadium and Croke Park, watch a professional fixture and pit their skills against local opposition.

One of the Six Nations, Ireland is the third oldest rugby nation after England and Scotland. Rugby union is big business here and the professional provincial teams, particularly Leinster, Munster and Ulster, have been very successful in Europe.

Suggested Itinerary (4 days, 3 nights)

Day Morning Summary Afternoon Summary Evening Summary
1

Board coach and transfer to Holyhead

Ferry crossing to Dublin

Arrive and check in to accommodation

Evening meal

2

Breakfast at the accommodation

First training session with professional rugby coaches

Lunch onsite

Match day 1 against local opposition

Evening meal

Optional activity: Watch live Pro 14 rugby action subject to match schedules and ticket availability

3

Breakfast at accommodation

Second training session with professional coaches

Match day 2 against local opposition

Post-match lunch with your hosts

Evening meal

4

Breakfast and check out of accommodation

Aviva Stadium tour

Board ferry to Holyhead

Arrive back at school

4 days, 3 nights Price from £400 pp
  • 49-seater executive coach with 1 driver (TV/DVD/WC)
  • Return ferry crossings between Holyhead and Dublin
  • 3 nights' full-board accommodation with students in en-suite multibedded rooms and staff in en-suite twin or single rooms
  • 2 friendly fixtures per team against local opposition
  • 2 professionally coached training sessions with Leinster or Rugby Institute coaches at the Gormanston Park onsite facilities
  • Aviva Park Stadium tour
  • Free staff place ratio 1:10
  • Itinerary planning service
  • Detailed final itinerary pack with relevant maps and visit confirmations
  • Access to the Vamoos travel app
  • Motorway tolls and taxes
  • VAT at current rates to tour operators

Accommodation

Excursions

Kilmainham Gaol

Kilmainham Gaol

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

Professional Rugby Fixtures (Ireland)

Professional Rugby Fixtures (Ireland)

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Provincial Irish rugby has a passionate fan following and an impressive line-up of players. With all four teams being major… Read More

Croke Park Skyline Rooftop and Stadium Tour

Croke Park Skyline Rooftop and Stadium Tour

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In 1916, while the British were engaged in the heavy fighting of the First World War, Irish Republicans mounted the 'Easter… Read More

GAA Museum and Skyline Tour - Croke Park

GAA Museum and Skyline Tour - Croke Park

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Visit the GAA Museum at the world-famous Croke Park to learn all about the history and culture of Gaelic games… Read More

Experience Gaelic Games

Experience Gaelic Games

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Get a real taste of Irish sporting culture with a half or full-day Gaelic sports experience! We enjoy great links… Read More

Professional Rugby Coaching - Leinster

Professional Rugby Coaching - Leinster

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Enjoy a coaching session with Leinster Academy’s own youth coaches at the club’s official training ground. Learn from the… Read More

Aviva Stadium Tour

Aviva Stadium Tour

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The Aviva Stadium is a stronghold of Irish rugby and is home to both the national squad and Pro12 team Leinster… Read More

Dublin Ghostbus Tour

Dublin Ghostbus Tour

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Hold on tight as you plunge into the darker side of Dublin’s ghoulish past. The Ghostbus will transport you into… Read More

Guinness Storehouse

Guinness Storehouse

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

Aquazone

Aquazone

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One of Ireland’s most popular tourist attractions, AquaZone is a huge indoor pool complex filled with slides, flumes, a lazy… Read More

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1 Creating Your Perfect Trip

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2 Launching your trip to parents and students

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3 After you've booked

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5 After your trip

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We chose Halsbury because everything has been excellent for us for the past 15 years and we especially love the personal touch. The answer is always 'yes, we can do that for you'! As always, the experience of working with Halsbury on this tour was very good - everyone was very pleasant to talk to and helpful. They were always able to solve problems for us both in the build-up and during the tour. We consistently recommend Halsbury to other tour organisers, as they care about the tours they prepare and make sure they are tailored to our needs. — Brighton College , August 2023

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