When on tour in Ireland your rugby tour itinerary will consist of several wonderful sightseeing options.

Over the coming weeks we will be showcasing a few of them for you to see what you can expect on tour in Ireland.

Cliffs of Moher

One of Ireland’s favourite visitor experiences and representing the best of County Clare.  The Cliffs of Moher tower over the rugged West Clare coast.  Walk the safe, paved pathways and view the famous Cliffs on Europe’s western frontier.

Enjoy the spectacular vistas over the Atlantic Ocean and the Aran Islands.  Their natural beauty has inspired artists, musicians, poets, absorbing scientists and geologists, drawn by the unique landscape in which they sit.

The Cliffs of Moher, the most famous cliffs in Ireland, will leave you awestruck, creating memories that will stay with you forever.

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Cliffs of Moher

Why are the Cliffs of Moher one of Ireland’s best attraction sites?

The Cliffs rise to 702 feet at their highest point and range for 8 kms over the Atlantic ocean.  The sheer scale and dramatic impact of the cliffs never cease to amaze and delight in equal measure.

Whatever the weather conditions, the Cliffs provide an amazing visual experience.  These Cliffs are a special protected area (SPA) for seabirds with over 20 species represented.

Every year over 30,000 breeding pairs including guillemots, falcons, razorbills, kittiwakes, peregrines and the cute puffins visit the cliffs.

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Aran Islands

The Aran Islands are located just off Galway and Doolin in County Clare.  A true Irish experience awaits, locals speak Irish as well as English in a setting of Celtic churches of historical significance.

One of these is the World Heritage site Dun Aonghasa which is set on dramatic 300 ft cliff edge.  The Aran Islands are a great choice for special holiday or break and has various accommodation options.

Because of its Celtic and Christian heritage, the Aran Islands has an unusually high number of ruins and sacred sites.  Holy Ireland, the Island of saints and scholars has historically centered around Celtic and Christian pilgrimage.

Just by exploring or being on the Aran Islands, one is on a path to connecting with their spiritual innerself and is being ‘blessed’.

Many have been ‘healed’, attend spiritual ceremonies such as the Summer Solstice.  Increasing numbers are getting married on the Aran Islands, city dwellers, business people and people who need time out to think.   They all believe that the islands will give them that.

The Aran Island’s has a strong spiritual appeal expressed in many ways for a diverse range of people.  The umbrella of a cross section of religions and ancient times attracts all sorts of people from various religious denominations.

Each year there are a large number of various groups on pilgrimage on the Aran Islands.

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Dun Aonghasa Credit Heritage Ireland

If it’s peace and solitude that you are looking for on your day tour to the Aran Islans then this is the place for you.

Contact us now for more information about arranging your next rugby tour to Ireland.

On your Rugby Tour to Dublin one of the must see sites is EPIC – The Irish Emigration Museum.

All our groups enjoy visiting this wonderful museum, even our very close neighbours from the United Kingdom have mentioned how much they enjoyed it.

Looking To The Past

EPIC is located in one of Dublin’s most historic locations by the banks of the River Liffey.  Custom House Quay was built between 1817 and 1820 to store valuable cargoes of tobacco, tea and spirits.

Designed by the Scottish engineer John Rennie this industrial masterpiece hosted the Crimean War Banquet in 1856, celebrating the return of 3,000 Irish soldiers.

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A Vision For Change

In the early 2000s, the Grade One protected structure was restored by the Dublin Docklands Development Authority.

Irishman Neville Isdell, purchased the building in late 2013 with the intention of developing this magnificent structure into a destination at the social heart of Dublin’s Docklands.

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A Museum For The Future

In 2015, a strategic advisory group was assembled to consult on the development of EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum.

The content for the exhibition was drawn up in consultation with a panel of academic and expert advisors.

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About The Museum

Discover Why 10 Million People Left Ireland And The Impact They Had On The World

Irish history should never be a long list of names and dates, it should be an experience.  Get hands on with Irish culture and its past with their fully interactive museum.

Swipe through video galleries, listen to audio from 100 years ago and watch videos that bring Irish history to life.  At the museum you will discover the far reaching influence of Irish history.  In addition the impact the 10 million Irish men and women who left Ireland had on the world.

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Explore The Museum

You won’t find leprechauns or pots of gold here.  What you will discover is what it means to be Irish.

This travels far beyond the borders of Ireland through the stories of Irish emigrants who became scientists, politicians, poets, artists and even outlaws.

Discover Ireland from the outside in and find out why saying “I’m Irish” is one of the biggest conversation starters.

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For more information on your rugby tour to Dublin or any other destination please do contact us now for more details.