Rugby Tours to Ireland
A quick hop over the Irish Sea offers British touring sides some of the toughest competition in the Northern Hemisphere. If it is your team’s skill set you want to test, rugby tours to Ireland offer value for money in terms of challenging fixtures and affordability. With thirteen Six Nations titles under their belt, the national team’s talent is reflected in its multitude of school and club sides. Known for their charming friendliness, a welcoming post-match reception from the Irish sides is guaranteed.
With excellent transport links to the UK, a rugby tour to Ireland can be experienced by coach or air. The mighty homeland of Brian O’Driscoll, Ireland also offers a great chance for teams outside the UK to experience traditional rugby at its very best.
Where to stay in Ireland?
Dublin International Hostel
Just 5 minutes from the city centre and the main tourist attractions, the Dublin International Hostel makes a great base for discovering the city. Housed in a former convent which still retains some of its original features, the hostel’s restaurant is complete with stained-glass windows and confession boxes.
Facilities include: free WIFI and breakfast, a variety of boarding options, the Dublin International Hostel is perfect for groups.
What to do in Ireland?
Renowned for excellent architecture, art, nightlife and culture, there are many other amazing places to visit during your time in Ireland.
- Malahide Castle
- Temple Bar
- Guinness Storehouse Tour
- Titanic Belfast Museum
- Giant’s Causeway Tour, Belfast
When to visit Ireland?
Irish rugby season is held September to May. With the short distance between England and Ireland, this is a superb opportunity for a few short trip over a long weekend.
Find out where previous groups travelled to on their rugby sports tours:
Rydal Penrhos: Rugby Tour to Tokyo, Japan
Old Illtydians RFC: Rugby tour to Chicago, Milwaukee and Madison
Coleg Gwent: Rugby Tour to Australia
View other past rugby tours here
Get in touch with us to chat about how Ireland would make the perfect destination for your next school rugby trip or rugby team tour.