Limerick The Treaty County

Sporting Tours To Limerick

Irish Sporting Tours to Limerick is a major destination for our groups.

Its compact old town is known for the medieval-era St. Mary’s Cathedral and St. John’s Square.

Standing along the River Shannon, the 13th-century King John’s Castle is one of the city’s most recognisable sites.

Limerick is the home of Munster Rugby one of the most famous sides in the world.

Donnacha O’Callaghan holds the most appearances for Munster standing at 268 not to be passed.

On the water you can choose from eight water sports guaranteeing you hours of fun.

Tour Information

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Our Popular Inclusions for a Sporting Tour to Limerick

  • Attend a Rugby Training session with coaches from Munster Rugby.
  • Watch a Guinness Pro14 fixture.
  • Walk around Thomond Park on a guided tour.
  • Catch the Hunt Museum a collection of 2,000 ancient and modern Ethnograph treasures.
  • Stroll around Bunratty Castle and Folk Park see life of a small rural village
  • Wander around St. Mary’s Cathedral from the 12th century.
  • Saddle up for Limerick Racecourse enjoy the buzz of picking a winner.
  • Come and see King John’s Castle built in the 13th century over 800 years ago.
  • Go GoKarting at the National Karting Centre vroom vroom.
  • Visit Limerick City Museum showcasing traditional crafts, furniture, archaeology, paintings, maps and prints.
  • Budding writers will enjoy the Frank McCourt Museum well known author famous for “Angela’s Ashes”
  • Fancy being the next Robin Hood or Wild Bill Hickock? You can enjoy an afternoon of Archery or shooting.
  • Soak up some Kayaking on the River Shannon.
LIMERICK ITINERARY

Day 1

  • Private transfer to accommodation in Central Limerick..
  • Group arrive in Limerick.
  • Intensive 1st training session with guest coach.
  • Enjoy a fun filled afternoon on the river rowing or kayaking.
  • Evening meal at accommodation.

Day 2

  • Breakfast for group at accommodation.
  • Depart by private transfer for 2nd training session with guest coach.
  • Return to accommodation by private transfer.
  • Afternoon sightseeing around Bunratty Castle & Folk Farm.
  • Evening meal for group at accommodation.

Day 3

  • Group breakfast at accommodation.
  • Free time in Limerick City for shopping.
  • Leave by private transfer for next fixture.
  • Post match function.
  • Return to accommodation.

Day 4

  • Group breakfast for group and depart from accommodation.
  • Group depart for Dublin Airport / Dublin Port or next city on tour.
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Water Sports

Enjoy the thrills and spills of the outdoors.

We believe that being active and experiencing adventure activities will positively impact your personality and improve your happiness.

Approved by the Irish Canoe Union, the Irish Sailing Association all instructors are fully qualified to provide fun and adventure in a safe environment.

On offer different are 8 water sports: Kayaking, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Boating tour, Surfing, Windsurfing, Canoeing and Zorbing ball.

So with plenty on offer and hours of fun the choice is yours.

Tour of Thomond Park

Follow in the footsteps of the Munster heroes by taking a look behind the scenes at the historic Thomond Park Stadium.

The stadium tour takes you to places usually only accessible to players and officials.

When you walk through the tunnel and up to the pitch you can imagine the crowd shouting Munster Munster from the stands.

Before or afterwards you can enjoy a look round the Museum. This shows Munster’s history including that famous win over the All Blacks in 1978.

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King John’s Castle

King John’s Castle is situated in the heart of medieval Limerick City.

Visitors of all ages will find something to inspire and excite them at the brand new visitor experience at King John’s Castle. 

The stunning new exhibition at King John’s Castle brings to life over 800 years of dramatic local history.

John was of course brother to Richard, also known as Richard The Lionheart. There was never any real love between these two brothers.

John was a bad king hated by his people, where Richard was loved but was never home for the people. When Richard was killed in the Crusades, John became king.

The Hunt Museum

The Hunt Museum exhibits one of Ireland’s greatest private collections of art and antiquities. 

It dates from the Neolithic to the 20th Century, including works by Renoir, Picasso and Yeats. 

The Hunt Museum started up in 1978 in one room, not as old as you think it would be.

John and Gertrude Hunt were collectors and advisors to other collectors of fine art. As John got older he found he had amassed a considerable amount of art.

He asked the Irish Government if they would like the collection but declined.

Two members from what is now University Limerick took the collection and stored in that one room in 1978. The Museum officially opened in 1997.

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Rugby Training With Munster Rugby

Attend an intensive training session with coaches from Munster Rugby and improve the areas of your game

The sessions here inLimerick are very good and a lot of teams comment on how good they are.

Of course it’s all down to the coach giving the session and the Munster staff that do them are very good indeed.

Teams take on a lot what is taught to them and this is shown in their results when they get home.

It’s all down to our training sessions and the coaches we provide.

Bunratty Castle And Folk Farm

Robert De Muscegros, a Norman, built the first defensive fortress an earthen mound with a strong wooden tower on top in 1250.

His lands were later granted to Thomas De Clare who built the first stone castle on the site.  About this time Bunratty became a large town of 1,000 inhabitants.

In 1318 Richard De Clare, son of Thomas was killed in a battle between the Irish and the Normans. His followers were routed, the castle and town were completely destroyed.

The castle was restored for the King of England but was laid waste in 1332 by the Irish Chieftains of Thomond under the O’Brien’s and McNamara’s.

It lay in ruins for 21 years until it was rebuilt by Sir Thomas Rokeby but was once again attacked by the Irish and the castle remained in Irish hands thereafter.

Set on 26 acres, the impressive folk park features over 30 buildings in a ‘living’ village and rural setting.  Rural farmhouses, village shops, streets are recreated and furnished as they would have appeared at that time.

When you visit Bunratty’s 19th Century Folk Park you experience a reconstruction of the homes & environment of Ireland of over a century ago.

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