Choose a school rugby tour to Dublin and experience the Irish passion for the sport. The national team is consistently ranked among the top ten in the world by World Rugby. The game has developed significantly in Ireland in recent years, thanks in no small part to the creation of the Pro12 competition.

Dublin is home to the country’s most successful team, Leinster. The city also offers plenty of local opposition of a high standard for your team to pit their skills against.

Add match tickets to your package, to watch a Pro12 or Six Nations fixture at the iconic Aviva Stadium. Also not to be missed is the Gaelic Sports Experience – learn about Irish culture through the national sports of hurling, handball and Gaelic football!

Suggested Itinerary (4 days, 3 nights)

Day Morning Summary Afternoon Summary Evening Summary
1

Board executive coach

Travel to port for ferry to Dublin

Check in to accommodation

Free time to explore the city

Watch professional match at the Aviva Stadium

2

Full Irish breakfast

Visit to Kilmainham Gaol

Friendly fixture against local opposition

Post-match hospitality hosted by local opposition

3

Croke Park tour

Visit to Guinness Storehouse

Friendly fixture against local opposition

Post-match hospitality

Games evening and tour awards ceremony

4

Visit to a Gaelic sports club to try hurling, handball and Gaelic football

Board executive coach and travel to port for ferry back to UK

Arrive home

4 days, 3 nights Price from £198 pp
  • 3 nights' bed and breakfast accommodation
  • Twin room upgrade for staff
  • 4 days' executive coach hire
  • Return ferry crossings
  • x 2 fixtures against local opposition
  • Free staff place ratio 1:10
  • Detailed information pack
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Itinerary planning service
  • VAT

Accommodation

Excursions

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

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

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

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

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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