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Hurling Tour - Kavanagh's Bar

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What to Expect

Visitors will get a presentation informing them on the history and rules of Hurling. Once visitors are up-to-date on the basics of Hurling, we bring them out onto the green area to try the sport for themselves. Our coaches teach visitors the ground-stroke, hand-pass, solo-run and hand strike. They will quickly learn that hurling is not as easy as it looks.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Apartment 1, Walsh's Apartments, The Square, Freshford Lots, Freshford, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
Departure Time
11:30 AM
1h 15m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Use of hurl and ball
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 32 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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My wife and I booked this for the end of our Ireland trip in July 2019, and it turned into our favorite night in Ireland. James was very flexible with us, as our schedule wasn't fitting the preset tour times. He added in an extra tour to suit us and another family's schedule.
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Response from HurlingToursIreland, Manager at Hurling Tour - Kavanagh's Bar
Responded 6 days ago
Thanks for the very kind review of your hurling experience. I'm so happy you enjoyed your day. We would love to have the both of you back to Freshford someday. Maybe even see a game live.... Thanks again, James.
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My husband, 7 year old son and I have been visiting Ireland from San Diego for the last month. We've seen a few (excellent) hurling matches on TV while we've been here. Everywhere we go, kids are walking down the street with their hurls or playing in twos or threes in local
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Response from HurlingToursIreland, Manager at Hurling Tour - Kavanagh's Bar
Responded 5 Aug 2019
Thanks a million for the review, it is much appreciated. It was great to meet all of you and I am delighted to hear you all had a great time. Many thanks again, James.
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A lot of fun while being trained the basic skills of Hurling. During our holidays in Ireland we hazardly watched a hurling game on TV. This was so exciting that we tried to book a basic training lesson to learn more about that Irish sport. So we found James‘ offer in Kilkenny.
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Response from HurlingToursIreland, Owner at Hurling Tour - Kavanagh's Bar
Responded 24 Jul 2019
Thanks a million guys. To say you were naturals would be putting it lightly. I am still amazed how good the kids were. They would fit in with any Irish hurling team. Really enjoyed having you and I hope we meet again in the future. Wishing Young Boys a successful season too!! Regards, James.
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By: Hurling Tours Ireland
Sam C
Olathe, Kansas
Phenomenal experience, both learning and playing
My wife and I booked this for the end of our Ireland trip in July 2019, and it turned into our favorite night in
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Steve K
Los Gatos, California
A Fantastic Background of Irish Sports and Hands-on experience with Hurling
Started with a background introduction to the sport of Hurling and it's Sticks and Balls followed by an
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Steve P
Perth, Australia
Great Intro to the game of Hurling.
I was part of an Insight Tour that included this activity. I'm more familiar with a cricket bat than a Hurling
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Wonderful hurling experience
What a great time we had with James and his son, Jake. He patiently took us through the rules, how to play and
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Great presentation followed by on-field participation
So many highlights on the Insight Tour in Ireland, but this was a real treat. His talk to explain everything
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Vancouver, Canada
Interesting event.
Insight Tour of Ireland included this interesting sport, the national sport of Ireland, which I had never heard of
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Newcastle, Australia
Visited the hurling field for a demonstration on how to play Ireland’s national sport. What fun we had! Was shown
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Most fun day of our bus tour to get to try Hurling
My husband and I were not expecting such a wonderful day. We actually got to try four different moves in hurling.
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Interesting & Entertaining Introduction To Hurling
A thoroughly entertaing to fast paced sport of hurling. We learnt many skills relating to this sport, also had
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Jacynth H
Insight tour with Cameron
What an awesome experience, james was absolutely the best and explained everything about the game was an hour I
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