Limerick The Treaty County

Rugby Tours To Limerick

Rugby 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. Full of household names and legends to many fans.

Famous past players  include Christian Cullen, Doug Howlett and Trevor Halstead.

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

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Our Popular Inclusions for a Rugby 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.
  • Challenge yourself to an infusion of sports at the Sports Factory.
  • 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.
  • Explore the Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum and learn why the late Irish American actress Maureen O’Hara is associated with it.
  • 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.
Irish Rugby Tours to Limerick

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.

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.

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 Musuem

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.

Kayak Down The River Shannon

Kayak down the largest inland water way in Ireland with Nevsail Adventure company.

Take in the beautiful scenery kayaking along the River Shannon, you will get to view Limerick in the best way possible.

Nevsail  run many excursions starting at different points on the River Shannon.

Also available are other adventure activities including Rock Climbing, abseiling, team bonding & Archery.

Why not experience the kayaking and see Limerick from the water.

This tour takes you along the calm waters of the Shannon Fields to the City centre.

With no experience necessary, it is a great way to see the city of Limerick on your next rugby tour.

Limericks Milk Market

Browse through the stalls at the famous Milk Market in Limerick city.

Discover some of the best fresh produce that Limerick has to offer, this is a must see for all you foodies out there.

The market which is opened Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays is open rain hail or sunshine.

The market boasts many different stallholders which bring a variety of food to the market.

Treat yourself farmhouse cheeses, organic fruit and veg, fresh bread, just-caught fish and mouth watering juices.

Lough Gur Visitor Centre

Visit Lough Gur and take a tour of the historic and fascinating grounds.

People come to visit Lough Gur not only for its scenery but also for its history.

Take a guided tour of the area and allow the informative guides to immerse you into Lough Gur’s fascinating history.

Lough Gur has the largest neolithic standing stone circle in Ireland.

The centre has some artefacts which date back to nearly 1200-800 BC (Bronze Age).

The lake and the surrounding area has been known to serve humans since Neolithic times and it is known to be one of Irelands most important archaeological sites.

Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum

Just outside Limerick City lies the Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum.

Discover the era of transatlantic passenger flights, the invention of Irish Coffee and the maritime history of the River Shannon.

In the Fly Boat Museum explore Foynes’ role in early passenger flights across the Atlantic Ocean.  Learn about the legendary flying boats that came and went went carrying celebrities, royalty, rich and famous and desperate refugees alike.

Travel back to the 1930s and ’40s, when Foynes played a pivotal role in establishing commercial transatlantic passenger flights.

Next door you will find the Maritime Museum, delve into the lives, legends, and legacy surrounding the glorious River Shannon.

The River Shannon—Abhainn na Sionainne in Gaelic—is Ireland’s longest river.  Named for the Celtic river goddess Sionna, it’s important in Irish mythology.

The waterway has also benefitted a number of civilisations back to antiquity, and was crucial in establishing Foynes as an international port.

Foynes Flying Boat Museum
The Sports Factory

The Sports Factory

The Sports Factory is a centre where you can test your skills at different sports and against your team mates.

On offer is a variety of sports including Hurling, Football, Soccer, Hockey, Tennis, Golf, Basketball, Baseball, Rugby, American Football Hike and American Football Throw.

Indoor, non contact and not overly physical, the Sports Factory is designed to suit your ability.

10 Sports and 100 points to complete the circuit, so go on… Take the Challenge.

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