Hurling Tours Ireland
Hurling Tours Ireland
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At Hurling Tours Ireland we give tourists an introduction to our 3000-year-old, Irish ancient national sport, Hurling. This experience takes place in the heart of Kilkenny City, the home of hurling.
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Carrie B
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Such an awesome experience! Our family loved learning about and experiencing this (new to us) sport. James is such a great coach, is great with the kids, and his knowledge and humor were enlightening. If we ever make it back to Ireland we’ll be doing this again!
We highly recommend this experience!
Written 29 March 2024
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Shawn S
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
This is an amazing experience. All skill levels! James made sure we mastered a few moves. He stops and takes pictures of you. Also movies of your new moves. You get such fun and a lasting memory. Don't hesitate to book this!!
Written 19 October 2023
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Hi Shawn S Thank you for your kind review. I am delighted to read you enjoyed the tour and it will be a lasting memory for you. Kind Regards James Kavangh
Written 1 March 2024
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Stefanie L
Saint Paul, MN57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
James was an exceptional “coach” and teacher! He was patient and encouraging. We arrived with no hurling experience.

James explained key aspects of the game. Demonstrated and taught us techniques and then had us practice these techniques. My husband and I are in our mid/late 40s and believe me when I say “if I can do it then anyone can do it!”

A truly unique experience that will be a top highlight of our vacation to Ireland. James also took great photos and videos so we can show our teenagers when we return to the United States.

I wish I could give this MORE than 5 stars!
Written 16 October 2023
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Thank you for your kind words Stefanie, it is much appreciated. You both may be needed for the Kilkenny team soon.
Written 19 October 2023
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Meander48434579595
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Business
We were a group of 43 French students 15-18 yrs old and 4 adult supervisors and we had an amazing experience. Coaches and staff were so attentive and brought lots of fun to this very cultural experience.
We also had lunch in the clubhouse. Food and staff were excellent.
Written 16 October 2023
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Thank you for your kind words. The students were so well behaved, an absolute credit to the school and themselves.
Written 19 October 2023
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Ann K
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
The hurling visit in Kilkenny was so much fun! The Kavanaugh brothers gave our Trafalgar group a lesson in the sport, then we got to go out in the field and “play!”
If you get a chance, go for it! It’s the national sport of Ireland, 3000 years old. And still a vibrant sport with an active program for all ages in Kilkenny.
Written 4 October 2023
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Thank you for your kind words Ann, you will find hurling clubs catering for all ages and skill types all over the world.
Written 19 October 2023
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Renee S
Black Forest, CO31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We are very happy we booked this experience to learn about the ancient sport of hurling and its pervasive role in the community. Additionally, it is always fun to get hands on in a new sport. Definitely recommend. James was both patient and entertaining as our family (all adults, some of us in the senior ranks) practiced ball and hurley basic skills.
Written 25 September 2023
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Thank you for your review Renee, you may be needed for the Kilkenny team soon.
Written 19 October 2023
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Eric T
23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
We had never heard of hurling prior to our trip to Ireland. What a blast we had. James was a fantastic instructor and our entire group of six was able to enjoy the afternoon. Something totally unique for us and adaptable for all skill levels. Then some Guinness and excellent conversation at Kavanagh's Bar after. What could be better!
Written 20 September 2023
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Thank you very much for your kind words Eric, your group was amazing!
Written 19 October 2023
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Ann P
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My favorite Irish adventure/activity! We had an amazing experience with John who taught us some fundamentals as wee as the rules of the game.
Written 20 August 2023
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Thank you for your kind words Ann, It was lovely meeting you all.
Written 19 October 2023
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JMZ7
Arlington, VA38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Best experience ever! Loved every minute learning this incredible sport!!! James is so patient and kind and we are now addicted to this fun sport.
Written 9 August 2023
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Thank you for your kind words. There are hurling clubs all over the world to keep up your love of the sport.
Written 19 October 2023
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Amy V
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Our family (2 adults, 11y old daughter & 9y old son) did a hurling clinic with James & Charlie and had a blast! Good info and instruction at the start and lots of fun on the field! It was great to not just hear about hurling but to actually experience it! Highly recommend this experience.
Written 9 August 2023
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Thank you for your kind review Amy. It was a pleasure to introduce you to this wonderful sport.
Written 19 October 2023
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