The Kilkenny Way
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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  • Bill C
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brilliant
    Being from the deise and after a lot of defeats to the Cats. We decided if you can’t beat them join. Great day out from start to finish with our hurling coach Tomas Met a new American friend Dave McGrath and after our coaching session in O Loughlin Gaels pitch went back to a hearty Fish and chips. 100 percent recommend
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 August 2023
  • Adventurer259355
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We loved the Kilkenny Way experience
    This was a fantastic activity for our family! From Grandpa to our 8-year-old, everyone had a great time. We knew nothing about hurling when we began the day, but after a couple of hours with Colum, we were all excited about the sport! It was a damp day, and after some practice on the pitch we were all pleased to go back to the pub and enjoy the delicious included lunch. Overall a great learning experience and a lot of fun!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 November 2023
  • Passenger46011176969
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Perfect afternoon
    We had a blast learning how to Hurl in the GAA through Lanigan’s. Our coach was a very fun teacher and brave enough to play goalie for us all. The food was great and service was very kind and receptive. We will recommend this to any of our friends looking to get a taste of culture and a workout. Go Black and Gold!
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 June 2024
  • sjriutta
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin58 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fascinating experience
    We had a great time learning the sport of Hurling! We walked in with zero knowledge and left with a great foundation of how to play the game. You will learn a few of the key moves used in the game and get a chance to practice these moves - which makes it even more impressive to watch hurling know how tricky some of the moves can be! This experience was also a fantastic way to break up our drive between Dublin and County Kerry. The only thing to keep in mind is that there is a fair bit of a walk from the meeting point to the field where you play. We had no problem with it, but some individuals with mobility issues in the group had to order a taxi for the ride back to the meeting point at the end of the experience.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 July 2024
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Olivia Janis
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
Peter: the man, the myth, the legend. He taught us the noble sport of hurling and it was good craic. (Peter himself taught us how to spell that. What a champ!)
Written 18 June 2019
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Hoprulez
Burke, VA3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
We had a great time learning the game of hurling! Fun to actually go to a field and get hands-on learning experience. I highly recommend giving it a try. You'll feel more ingrained with the Irish culture.
Written 31 May 2019
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Collin
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
I had seen a little bit and heard about how much Ireland loves hurling so I figured it would be an interesting activity to try. My girlfriend and I were the only two in the group that day so Andrew, our guide, gave us the VIP treatment. He was great in explaining the history and culture around hurling. He's also a great coach and helped us pick it up pretty well. It was a ton of fun but hurling is definitely harder than it looks haha. We did a bunch of drills and games to hone our skills and even played some live 2 on 1 vs. Andrew. The tour is run out of Lanigan's which is a great pub and was a ton of fun at night too. I would highly recommend this to anyone spending the day in Kilkenny
Written 20 May 2019
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Rochelle M
Fort Lauderdale, FL14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
With a very athletic teen and a very non-athletic tween, it’s a challenge to find activities that make everyone happy. Andrew was a great host. He taught us the basics and made sure no one felt unable to play hurling. All four of us had a great time and it was easily one the best highlights of our vacation!! My kids can’t stop talking about it and have a new love for a new sport (that they BOTH enjoy!)- that folks is a huge win!!
Written 26 April 2019
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Dennis B
Aarhus, Denmark1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you haven’t tried out hurling yet, it’s about time!
We went a group of friends with Peter O’Dwyer who taught us the basics. Then we played a match and we all loved it.

Great tour, can only recommend this experience!!
Written 24 April 2019
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Gorey, Ireland7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Business
A fabulous and fun team building experience. People who had played before and those new to it picked up the hurls and were doing puc fadas in no time. Everyone got stuck in and really enjoyed it.

Best part was the match. Would love to do this over and over again. One of the best activities I've done in a long time.
Written 11 April 2019
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Brittany
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
We didn’t know what to expect when we signed up to learn hurling but it ended up being a great experience. Andrew and Peter were very helpful and made it a lot of fun! We are still on our trip to Ireland but we definitely agree it was one of the best experiences we’ve had. We will definitely tell our friends and family who come to Ireland that they need to experience the Kilkenny Way. Thanks guys!
Written 9 April 2019
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Ann-Marie M
30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a fun, informative, active afternoon (but you don't have to be too active if you don't want to! Mum came too!). It was well organised and Andrew and Peter where patient and skilled. Would recommend it to any one. If you go, challenge Andrew to hit the post 5 times in a row...he did it for us!!!😋
Written 6 April 2019
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Peter M
Wynantskill, NY59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
Andy (or the tall guy) was our guide/instructor for the experience. We met right inside Lanigan's and took a walk to the field. It was a beautiful day and Andy answered any questions and provided history about Kilkenny hurling along the way. The experience was very hands on and a lot of fun. Andy was very knowledgeable about the sport and spent time with everyone. The group included an older gentleman who was from Kilkenny, but hadn't been back in years. Although he was unable to actively participate in the hurling ,the interaction Andy had with him was great! For anyone looking to learn more about the sport and history, I recommend this experience. There is an option for a lunch afterwards, which I also would recommend! Thanks to Andy for his time and for making this a very memorable experience!
Written 29 March 2019
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Prudent_Travelers
Raleigh, NC51 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
We booked over a month in advance and they cancelled after the time we were supposed to have started the activity. We were really looking forward to the experience due to all of the great reviews. We were there about an hour early and the bartender/waiter told us our instructor would be there at the appointed time. We ordered food and waited. The time came and went and he never showed. We inquired again and were told he was in a meeting upstairs. We waited for a few minutes longer and were then told by another gentleman that the instructor would not be coming and offered us a cash refund. We did not have a very flexible schedule for this part of our trip in Ireland and were not able to experience multiple other sites and activities in Kilkenny and other cities due to the the scheduled time of the activity and the time they notified us of the cancellation. We were never given a reason why it was cancelled. I'm sure it would have been a lot of fun, and the waiter at the pub was very friendly and helpful, but this cancellation caused us to lose an entire day of activities and site-seeing in Ireland.
Written 20 March 2019
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