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Irish Rugby Tours provided an absolutely amazing experience for all.


George and Frank, thank you so much. George, I hope you realize

what a gem you have in Frank!! Everything was very well organized and well run.


The service was excellent and the kids had the best experience possible for

their age and ability as individuals and rugby players.


Jackie le Blanc & Brent Rowney

New Brunswick Barbarians Under 18's 

Rugby Tour to Ireland March 2014






We approached Irish Rugby Tours with some vague ideas about travelling to Europe

in spring, as a step on from our trip to Wales last year. We were given lots of advice

and suggestions and eventually we talked things through with IRT they presented

s with two very strong proposals, one for Italy and one for France.

Our challenge was picking one of them! The vote was tight but we think the

Disneyland option on the Paris trip swung it.


One of the challenges we faced after coming back was selecting our tour highlight.

The training session in Parc Heller certainly rates very strongly as one of them.

Our three French coaches, Franc, Michel and Laurent were so accommodating and

such fun that they made the session what it was. They were friendly, but also

challenging, explaining some of their club history and philosophy before challenging

the students to match their standards. The session was founded on fun and

enjoyment, but was then used to progress and develop and to encourage

the team into thinking and responding differently on the pitch. It's no lie to say 

that the kids learned a lot, and so too did the Irish coaches.


We certainly plan to! At this stage a rugby tour has become a part of our season.

The kids wouldn't be happy without one. Throughout the weekend we had constant

contact with George. He was checking to see how things were going, if we were

getting on okay, if we needed anything. That kind of service is really reassuring.

Even in the lead-up to our trip we felt that IRT was always available to answer

any query, no matter how trivial.


We were very satisfied with the service, options and support offered to us by IRT.

This is our second year travelling with the company, and we're looking forward to

many more to come. No matter what option we wanted, no matter what challenge or

difficulty we posed, IRT had a solution in place. The grins on the faces of the

students tell half the story - the snores on the plane home tell the other half.

We had a blast.


Thank You.


Shane Culleton 

St. Mac Daras Community College 

Rugby Tour Paris & Disneyland Paris




All round first class. I would highly recommend Irish Rugby Tours for our future tours.


They are flexible, want to work with you and provide first class guides for the tour.


The hotels were excellent both in terms of location and value for money.


The main A + I would give them is that they will work with you to customise the tour you want.


Absolutely. The key to any tour is flexibility. George was excellent in working with us to help customise the tour. Value for money in all aspects of the tour.


Chris Greenslade

Head Coach & Tour Leader

Charleston Outlaws RFC
Ireland November 2013





Top level service from start to finish!


Roberta on the ground was immense - She saw to our every need and nothing was too much for her.


Games were of the right level, 3 excellent games which made the trip even more enjoyable.


We were all speaking on the flight back about our next tour and where we could go.


The cost of the trip represented excellent value for money when you look at the itineary. Even the Bus was

spotless ever time he picked us up, driver very friendly throughout whole trip.


Thanks for everything.


Lee Linale
Salvatorian College Under 14's Rugby Coach

Italy Rugby Tour October 2013





The tour was great for the size of our group and length of stay. The staff was great and always willing to help out in any way possible.


The entire team had nothing but positive comments about the tour. We really enjoyed the team dinner on both days we had in Belfast.


Petr Janak
New York's Finest Rugby Club
World Fire & Police Games
Belfast August 2013




As the tour went on I found that every step was being covered. I recieved text messages to check that all was going according to plan.


I met Tour Guides when I wasnt expecting.


Irish Rugby Tours were working away in the background all the time.


Thank You.


Eoin Conway

Cill Dara R.F.C. Under 13's Lions 

Orsay Rugby Tour Paris & Disneyland Paris




We were delighted with the coach and our driver throughout the trip. We arrived everywhere in a prompt and efficient manner . Stephen was extremely helpful throughout the trip and a pleasure to deal with.


Due to well worked and organised itinerary we had no need for any ground support during the trip. It was refreshing to hear from George during the trip to check that everything was going ago, a luxury we are not afforded with other tour companies.


Irish Rugby tours have always provided us as a school with cost effective, well managed and organised trips. The service and back up support provided is excellent and makes the workload of organising these tours so much easier.


Iain Wallace

Wesley College School 

Coach & Teacher




As we prepared to launch our first tour, it was crucial to partner with a tour company on the ground who we could trust.


Irish Rugby Tours provided us with the knowledge, service and expertise we'd come to hear about.


Expectations weren't met, they were far exceeded.


Every player, coach and parent came away with an incredibly positive experience. I'd 100% recommend Irish Rugby Tours.


Josh Young
Eastside Lions Rugby
Head Coach



Hi George,


Just a brief personal note to thank you for your support of GatewayToEurope. It was generally deemed a major success and all feedback was very positive.


The nature of the initiative was that everyone had to buy in to the spirit and muck in, and this seemed to be the culture. In particular, I don't underestimate the logistical nightmare of scheduling 50 people's movement but always done with professionalism, flexibility and humour.


We'd love to keep in touch and open to any ideas on the future shape of "Gateway", and I hope some worthwhile connections with participants and attendees were made with your business.


Delighted to meet for a coffee if we can be of help at any time.


Cheers & talk soon,


Ireland - A Gateway to Europe
New York-San Francisco-Santa Clara-Boston




Athy  R.F.C. Under 12's Rugby Tour to Cardiff March & April 2013

Athy RFC U12's players, coaches and parents enjoyed a flawless trip to Cardiff over the Easter weekend in 2013, the trip went like clockwork and will be a memory that stays will everyone involved for life. Having organised a tour myself I know all the stresses and strains that go into pulling off the event of this magnitude but with Irish rugby tours organising this there was never any need to panic, in essence all I needed to do was but the feet up and let George do his thing and he certainly did make it happen to a high professional standard but on a very reasonable budget. I would have no hessitations in recommending Irish Rugby Tour to any sporting party thinkgs of organising a tour at home or overseas.


Many Thanks to George and all those at Irish Rugby Tour who made so many children happy - we'll not forget you - if we venture overseas again you'll be the man taking care of us!


Steven Hogg
Hon Sec Athy RFC
Athy RFC U12 Coach
Parent and Rugby Fan




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