The Kilkenny Way

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We Provide a unique sporting experience giving you an insight into the worlds Oldest (3000 yrs) and fastest field game in the true Home Of Hurling Champions - Kilkenny. Join us for 2 hours of Hurling fun in the Home of the Famous Kilkenny Cats.
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Christine G
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Family
This was a highlight of our trip, for sure! It was the last full day of our trip and our teens were over the parade of castles, hikes, ruins, and abbeys we'd visited prior. This was a wonderful way to engage them in something fun and physical. Both adults and teens in our group of 8 had a great time, we would absolutely do it again.

Andrew was our guide and he was patient, engaging, and brought us through a progression of skill-building that had us all feeling some level of accomplishment by the end. And there was a meal at the pub afterward with hurling showing on the most gigantic tv screen I've ever seen. Cannot possibly stress enough how fun this experience was - do it!
Written 17 July 2022
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lindalafountain
Grand Rapids, MI14 contributions
Family
Had a wonderful and informative time learning about hurling with Andrew. He took us out to the pitch and had us practicing different hurling moves. Highly recommended!
Written 28 June 2022
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lea1188
Cork, Ireland12 contributions
Friends
Had a great time playing Hurling in Kilkenny. What a nice sport! And Andrew make it very fun and interesting! We watched a short and funny movie, walked to the pitch, got the rules and played away!! Definitely recommended!
Written 24 September 2019
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KellyM
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My husband and I signed up for the Hurling Experience knowing very little about what this experience would entail. After watching a short introduction video at the bar, Peter (our guide) walked us to the local GAA to teach our group the Hurling basics. Be warned: the walk is not a short one, but Peter filled the journey with fun facts about Hurling and Kilkenny. Once we got to the GAA we were taught basic Hurling skills and given the chance to participate in drills to practice them. Because our group was large enough, we also did a full scrimmage - which was INTENSE but really fun. I recommend wearing loose, breathable, work-out clothes for this experience. And get ready to sweat a little bit :-) Afterwards, we went back to Lanigans where Peter was tending bar that night and listened to some trad music with a very lively crowd. HIGHLY RECOMMEND if you are looking to do something active and unique to Ireland!
Written 18 September 2019
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Joan E.
Boston, MA4 contributions
We had a wonderful time with our guide, Peter, who so clearly enjoyed the sport and wanted to share hurling with our whole group. Our session involved a mix of adults and children (mostly families), and it was an absolute blast. Everyone in our group came away a huge fan of hurling (some even wanted to continue practicing when they returned home) and the "competitions" we had as a group during our session were so much fun. It was the highlight of our time in Kilkenny!
The only downside: I wouldn't recommend purchasing the dinner afterwards, as the food wasn't excellent and there were other restaurants I would have preferred to try in Kilkenny.
Written 8 September 2019
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Marcus T
Heidelberg, Germany4 contributions
We booked this tour with just a few ideas of what hurling might be. Our guide/coach Steven took us to a nearby practice field in very close proximity to Kilkenny’s hurling stadium. He taught us the basics of playing hurling as well as some interesting insights about the game itself. After our practice session we were able to go inside the stadium to get a slight feel of what it would be like on a game day. The food served after the practice at the pub was very delicious. We chose the stew as well as the pie. Definitely a must do when in Kilkenny since you can get an impression why people are being crazy about this game. It’s intense but a lot of fun.
Written 4 September 2019
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Richard M
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Couples
Had a great time learning ‘The Warrior’ game of Hurling from Peter in the heartland of hurling in Kilkenny! Fun, fast, and educational.
Now we’ve picked it up on both sides of the Atlantic! 🇨🇦
Written 31 August 2019
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Bridie S
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We had so much fun with Peter and others who signed up to learn the Kilkenny Way! So much fun in fact, we ordered hurleys and Sliotars for our entire family from the Hurling Depot!
Totally worth it (even after arriving late the night before from a long a drive)! Lanigans was great too and easily accommodated our daughter's peanut allergy.

Thanks, Peter, Andrew and PJ!
Written 27 August 2019
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Andrew Donovan
Guelph, Canada15 contributions
You check-in for the hurling experience at Lanigan's Bar & Hostel, which is in the heart of Kilkenny and brimming with locals and tourists alike. We were greeted by a gentleman named Peter and shortly after arrival (and a drink!), we walked as a group -- of which there were six total -- roughly 20 minutes to the field in which we'd be learning this historic Irish game.

The Ultimate Hurling Experience is for anyone and everyone with basic motor skills, beyond that, regardless of one's physical nature, they will enjoy themselves as they try to conquer passing, walking, running, and shooting in the sport of hurling.

Peter kept the experience light, fun, but also competitive in an enjoyable way for this who wanted a little bit extra from their foray into the sport. The two hours flew by and we felt as though we got great value for our money spent. We had the option, for an extra €5 to eat at Lanigan's afterward. We had places to be, so we didn't take up the offer, but the rest of the group did and I'd highly recommend it if you have the time because you'll be peckish after an afternoon of running around learning a new sport.

If you've any interest at all in learning about Irish sport, history, or experience a piece of the soul of Kilkenny, don't miss this!
Written 25 August 2019
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2000ZX4Kicks
Calgary, Canada2 contributions
A friend had suggested we check out hurling while in Ireland and I stumbled upon this opportunity on the IB4UD website. We didn't know what to expect but our host Peter immediately set the stage by showing us a quick video of the "culture" of the sport which had us laughing and interested. We then took a walk to the pitch with him explaining the history and passion of the sport. At the field he showed us the basics and we had a blast trying to get the hang of it. We were very impressed at the skills required and the athletecism that must be required to compete at a top level. It is by far the toughest sport I have seen. Canadians know lacrosse and I thought that was tough!

Overall, the experience was very fun and Peter's jovial style, patience and friendly nature made the whole experience one of our highlights from our trip.
Written 20 August 2019
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