School Rugby Tour to Dublin

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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.

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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!

School Rugby Tour to Dublin



4 days, 3 nights

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Suggested Itinerary

Day 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
Day 2


Full Irish breakfast Visit to Kilmainham Gaol


Friendly fixture against local opposition


Post-match hospitality hosted by local opposition
Day 3


Croke Park tour Visit to Guinness Storehouse


Friendly fixture against local opposition Post-match hospitality


Games evening and tour awards ceremony
Day 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
  • 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


Jacobs Inn

Ideally located just a few minutes walk from Temple Bar, this modern hostel offers affordable accommodation in the very heart of the city. Students will usually be accommodated in multi-bedded rooms and staff in twins, all rooms have their own bathroom with a shower.


Guinness Storehouse

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

Kilmainham Gaol

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

Professional Rugby Fixtures (Ireland)

Provincial Irish rugby has a passionate fan following and an impressive line-up of players. With all four teams being major players in the Pro 14 division, choosing to watch a live professional game is the perfect addition to any rugby tour.

Croke Park Skyline Rooftop and Stadium Tour

In 1916, while the British were engaged in the heavy fighting of the First World War, Irish Republicans mounted the 'Easter Rising' in an attempt to establish an independent Irish Republic. This tour of the rooftop of the historic Croke Park, a strong national symbol in itself, allows students to see the many sites of Dublin that played an important role in the uprising and will learn about the historical figures connected to them. For groups studying the political history of Ireland, this is a must-visit!

GAA Museum and Skyline Tour - Croke Park

Visit the GAA Museum at the world-famous Croke Park to learn all about the history and culture of Gaelic games, including Gaelic football and hurling.

Experience Gaelic Games

Get a real taste of Irish sporting culture with a half or full-day Gaelic sports experience! We enjoy great links with a friendly local club who will be pleased to let you try your hand at hurling, handball and Gaelic football.

Professional Rugby Coaching - Leinster

Enjoy a coaching session with Leinster Academy’s own youth coaches at the club’s official training ground. Learn from the best in the business and develop your own game.

Dublin Ghostbus Tour

Hold on tight as you plunge into the darker side of Dublin’s ghoulish past. The Ghostbus will transport you into a world of ghostly happenings, comedy horror and terrifying history – the perfect way to spend an evening in Dublin!

Aviva Stadium Tour

The Aviva Stadium is a stronghold of Irish rugby and is home to both the national squad and Pro12 team Leinster. On a tour of this magnificent stadium you will learn about 150 years of Irish sport and see behind-the-scenes of Irish rugby.


One of Ireland’s most popular tourist attractions, AquaZone is a huge indoor pool complex filled with slides, flumes, a lazy river and a wave machine... it is the perfect way to unwind after a tough rugby fixture!

Supporting you
every step of the way

Creating your perfect sports tour

Your quote will be put together by an experienced Tour Adviser who’ll be an expert in school sports tours and will know the destination really well too. They’ll work with you to create a tour to suit your group’s needs and meet your tour objectives.

Launching your tour to parents and students

The next step is to get your tour approved and then get students signed up to it. Our ‘Trip Launch Pack’ will help you with this step. Here you’ll find loads of resources (all free to download) designed to make your life easier at this crucial point in the planning process.

you’ve booked

Once you’ve booked, your dedicated Itinerary Coordinator will start working on the finer details. They’ll make sure your itinerary makes the most of your time and they’ll take on most of the admin tasks for your tour (making the whole process a lot less stressful for you).

Support while
you’re away

While you’re out on tour, we’ll be at the end of the phone 24 hours a day to provide support should you need it. We’ll also send you a final info pack before you go and you’ll be able to access all your tour documents via the free Vamoos app.

your trip

When you return from your sports tour, we’ll ask you to complete a detailed feedback survey, which helps us continue to improve the service we offer. And we can start planning your next tour too, so you can give parents plenty of time to pay for it (and so it’s less stressful for you). 

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