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Hurling Tours Ireland - O'Loughlin Gaels
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Hurling Tours Ireland - O'Loughlin Gaels

By Hurling Tours Ireland
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Ages 5-90, max of 40 per group
Duration: 1h 15m
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English


  • Local guide
  • Entry/Admission - Hurling Tours Ireland
What's not included
  • Transportation to/from attractions


Departure details
  • O'Loughlin Gaels GAA Club, Hebron Rd, Leggetsrath West, Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland We meet all guest at the Dressing Room at O'Loughlin Gaels GAA Grounds before we commence the Tour.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 92345P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

How much is Hurling Tours Ireland - O'Loughlin Gaels?
Hurling Tours Ireland - O'Loughlin Gaels price starts from €30.45. Discover and book Hurling Tours Ireland - O'Loughlin Gaels on Tripadvisor
What is the Hurling Tours Ireland - O'Loughlin Gaels cancellation policy?
Hurling Tours Ireland - O'Loughlin Gaels cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Hurling Tours Ireland - O'Loughlin Gaels on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Hurling Tours Ireland - O'Loughlin Gaels?
Hurling Tours Ireland - O'Loughlin Gaels is hosted by Hurling Tours Ireland. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Hurling Tours Ireland on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Hurling Tours Ireland - O'Loughlin Gaels on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Hurling Tours Ireland - O'Loughlin Gaels?
On average, this experience will take approximately 1h 15m. Discover and book Hurling Tours Ireland - O'Loughlin Gaels on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 92345P1

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    O'Loughlin Gaels GAA Club
    Hebron Rd, Leggetsrath West, Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
    We meet all guest at the Dressing Room at O'Loughlin Gaels GAA Grounds before we commence the Tour.
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    Hurling Tours Ireland
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    At O'Loughlin Gaels GAA Grounds, guests will get the opportunity to learn about Hurling and also experience playing the sport on a Hurling pitch.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

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Ambassador137592
Ambassador137592
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A great experience
James was great. Took the time to make sure we knew the best way to play the game and hit the shots. Very interesti
Love2roaml
Love2roaml
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Great fun and very informative
We were a 20-something French man and a 50-something Irish woman and we both absolutely loved this. We learned a bi
toriwes
toriwes
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Do Not Miss This! Great experience
James and Jake were great! This was a really awesome experience. I’m not really a big sports person at all so I was
kylemcg127
kylemcg127
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Fun Time
Fun way to learn about the sport and spend some time playing it. Definitely a good experience and would recommend t
dhubbard26
dhubbard26
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First for Everything!
Ever heard of Hurling? I hadn't but it seems to be Ireland’s passion sport. Our tour director took us to a Hurling
kaylime_pie
kaylime_pie
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Great family experience
Great experience with James and crew. After a brief history and lesson, we tried our skills. We laughed, played, an
DerekS182
DerekS182
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Fun and informative and a great cultural experience.
As a private tour guide I love visiting unique experiences with my clients and James offers a great experience. Yo
Hana2020hana
Hana2020hana
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Fantastic our first hurling experience!
We would highly recommend this experience. They are so friendly and we got to easily tell how much hurling is loved
Lance H
Lance H
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Experience a real passion of the Irish!
My husband and I are in our 40's and we had two 21 year old's and an 11 year old with us. We were all able to lear
Wlwinter
Wlwinter
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Great Opportunity
I did a solo tour with James today! It was great to go over the basics and hone my skills! I play Camogie in Nashv
samcunn5
samcunn5
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Phenomenal experience, both learning and playing
My wife and I booked this for the end of our Ireland trip in July 2019, and it turned into our favorite night in Ir
debrabryan
debrabryan
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Hurling!
Visited the hurling field for a demonstration on how to play Ireland’s national sport. What fun we had! Was shown h
kgreeds
kgreeds
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Amazing experience
We had a briefing on the history of the GAA along with a chance to try out some of the main moves in hurling. We we
dianebA5639RA
dianebA5639RA
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Hurling
Great insight into the sport and enjoyed the experience. Enjoyed the chance to try to master some of the skills re
steves8440
steves8440
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Amazing experience!
"The best hour of my life!" This is a direct quote from my 10 year old son after a drop in session yesterday. We
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Patricia M
1 contribution
Jul 2022 • Solo
During my solo trip around Ireland for the first time, I found myself in Kilkenny the day everyone was welcoming the senior hurling team home after the All Ireland match. What better way to spend part of my day than learning the ins and outs of this unique sport? James is a very knowledgeable guide who not only taught the tour group the history, rules, and culture of Hurling (and Camogie!) but also lent us equipment to learn and practice techniques, real practice drills, and shooting goals on the field. A supportive, humorous, skilled coach, James provides a fun experience for people of all ages and skill levels. I highly recommend learning all about hurling with Hurling Tours Ireland!
Written 20 July 2022
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HurlingToursIreland
Thanks a million for your great review. We really appreciate it and are delighted you had such a fun experience in Kilkenny.
Written 27 July 2022
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RoryGorman
Hamilton, Bermuda10 contributions
The experience was delightful. The group was composed of 5 Americans and me (Irish). They were all new to the sport of hurling although they had been to a real game the day before. James is a very welcoming man. The arrangements were easy to make and he was there at his pub when we drove up. After an explanatory video and a bit of Q&A, it was off to the village’s hurling pitch, where James issued each of us with a hurley stick and a ball (‘sliothar’, which is pronounced kind of like ‘slyther’ in the Harry Potter ‘Slytherin’). We practiced pucking the ball along the ground; lifting the ball off the ground with the hurley; racing each other with the balls on our sticks; throwing the ball in the air and hitting it to each other from 10 - 15 yards away; and finally a couple of games of knocking each other’s sliothars out of a circle to leave only one ball in the ring. It was great fun and everybody said they hadn’t expected it to be so entertaining. Highly recommended.
Written 12 July 2022
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HurlingToursIreland
Thanks a million for your very kind words. I really appreciate you taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed the hurling experience. Many thanks again, James.
Written 29 July 2022
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Daryl D
Greater Sydney, Australia10 contributions
We were made to feel welcome as soon as we arrived. Being from Australia we had no idea what this Hurling game was, we were taken into the change rooms, watched a video to give us some understanding of the bat and ball and how the game is played. Then outside onto the field to actually have a go at hitting the ball and finding out it is quite difficult which gave us an enormous admiration for the players of this game. This is a great experience if you enjoy any type of sport, it is well worth your time to experience this activity and it was made all the more special with our trainer having a lot of patience interspersed with humour 😀
Written 20 September 2022
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HurlingToursIreland
Thank you for your kind words Daryl, it is much appreciated. There is many hurling clubs in Australia where you can carry on using the skills you have learnt.
Written 4 March 2023
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Nikki W
13 contributions
What a great afternoon a must do if in Kilkenny. A short insight into hurling and Camogie (female version) followed by an opportunity to give it a go on the pitch. We all practiced the basic skills followed by a family competitive drill and goal scoring practice. It can be tailored to all levels. We all thoroughly enjoyed trying something different and all of us improved. We hope to see a real match now. Thanks James for great coaching
Written 1 September 2022
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HurlingToursIreland
Seeing a real match is a must-do! I highly recommend that. Glad you enjoyed your first taste of hurling. -James
Written 8 September 2022
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Megan W
1 contribution
Jul 2022 • Family
My twin 7 year old boys and I did this and it was super fun and informative. We all had such a great time. The host was awesome at making everyone feel like they were naturals at the sport and left us feeling like we could go win a championship game. This sport is such a huge part of Irish culture—especially in Kilkenny and it is the perfect way to spend an hour just learning about it all!
Written 20 July 2022
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HurlingToursIreland
Appreciate the kind words. James.
Written 29 July 2022
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Boyd J
Maleny, Australia1,507 contributions
Aug 2022
Hurling is a national sport and counties Limerick and Kilkenny in particular, are mad for it. In Kilkenny our tour group spent an hour with a veteran Hurling player and his nine year old son. We were given an explanation of the basics of the game, the role it plays in Irish life and culture and shown four basic hurling skills that we got to practice. It was a lot of fun. Hurling is the oldest and fastest field game in the world, and we were witness to some the incredible skills of our host, someone who has played the game for more than 40 years. Highly recommended.
Written 7 September 2022
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HurlingToursIreland
Thanks for the very nice words, it's much appreciated. Regards, -James
Written 8 September 2022
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Kate D
2 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
After a short video and discussion about the history of hurling in Ireland, James took us out to the pitch to teach us the fundamentals of the game. It was so much fun and we're now definitely fans! Learning hurling in Kilkenny is part of the whole experience and James was passionate and enthusiastic. Highly recommend!
Written 26 March 2023
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HurlingToursIreland
Thank you for your kind words Kate.
Written 31 March 2023
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mallywales2018
Harden-Murrumburrah, Australia3 contributions
We visited this place as part of our UK and Ireland discovery tour.
James gave an excellent overview of this very intriguing game and theme we were able to participate in learning some of the skills.
It was a very interactive visit and I would highly recommend this to others.
Written 19 September 2022
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HurlingToursIreland
Thanks for the kind words. Hurling really has to be seen to be believed alright. Thanks again for visiting.
Written 24 February 2023
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Michael C
1 contribution
Mar 2023
I brought a group of 20 students from the US and James gave us a fantastic introduction to Hurling and the boys had a fantastic time playing a game. It was definitely a highlight of our trip to Ireland. I highly recommend it.
Written 5 March 2023
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HurlingToursIreland
Thank you for your kind words Michael. We loved having your group.
Written 8 March 2023
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Sorcha G
3 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
We had a brilliant time this afternoon with James! He gave an extremely informative presentation to give us a little background on Camogie/Hurling before we hit the field. Even though we are completely inexperienced he was so patient and we learned a lot. Would totally recommend this for all ages and abilities!
Written 29 June 2022
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HurlingToursIreland
Thanks for the kind words. Takes a bit of practice, but practice makes perfect!
Written 29 July 2022
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