This 1-hour Hurling Tour involves giving visitors a presentation informing them about the sport. We delve into the history of Hurling and how it has evolved into the fastest field game in the world, that we see today. We also delve into the unbelievable culture of Hurling in Ireland and see why it is the most popular sport in the country. This is all done in a Hurling team's dressing room in Kilkenny City, giving tourists that up-close, intense experience. Once tourists are up-to-date on the basics of the game, we take them on to the field to try a few basic skills for themselves. I give top class coaching and encourage all guests, regardless of ability to get stuck in and give it their best shot! This is the part that has proved most popular, with guests eager to get immersed in the Irish culture. We then give guests an opportunity at the very end of the tour to take pictures of themselves in action on the field.
My name is James Kavanagh and I created Hurling Tours Ireland in 2018 because of my love of our native sport, hurling. Being from Kilkenny, (the real home of hurling) all I knew since I was 5 years old was hurling and playing the sport every day. I admit nothing compares to the thrill and excitement of my playing days, but, I get a wonderful feeling from teaching both the young and the old about Hurling. Having worked in Kilkenny Castle for many years, I was asked several times a day by visitors to this beautiful city about hurling. Visitors would ask me what sport everyone around the city is playing. And so, the idea for Hurling Tours Ireland was created- to spread the wonderful message of hurling to all!
Along with the introduction to hurling and the top class coaching, we provide hurls and balls for guests. These cannot be…
The tour is all done in O'Loughlin Gaels GAA Grounds, Hebron Road, Kilkenny. (R95RX63). This is one of the best hurling fields in all of Kilkenny and the facilities are top-class. The location is also ideal, it is just a 10 minute walk from Kilkenny city centre.
6歳以上の方10名まで参加できます。保護者同伴の2歳未満のお子様も参加可能です。 We have yet to have guests with any experience of hurling. The less you know about hurling the more this will surprise you.
Be prepared for a fun, cultural experience that you will be talking about for many years!