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Galway: Gaelic Games Experience

Galway: Gaelic Games Experience

From US$ 40.02 per person

Enjoy a uniquely Irish, fun, and cultural-based half-day activity which provides real local insight and is suitable for all ages and abilities. Prepare to be surprised, with each session being informative, gently active, and full of fun and laughter.

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Duration 3 hours
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Instructor
French, Spanish, German
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Be introduced to the wonderful aspect of Irish life that embraces history, culture, community, pride, and passion
  • Experience Europe's oldest and fastest field sport
  • Take part in a unique combination of holiday fun, local interaction, and insight into what makes modern Ireland different
Full description
Experience a Gaelic Games session at a local Gaelic club called "Liam Mellows", located a 10-minute bus journey from the city center. The modern facility includes a dedicated visitor center, with one public bus route (number 402) stopping close by the club. Sessions start with an introduction to what are known locally as "Gaelic Games". This includes the history of the games, their revered place to life in Ireland, and how the games are structured/played. You’ll see video clips and the Irish passion for GAA, and will generally just have the "craic". Following the engaging introduction, you will head out to the astro pitch where you'll partake in gentle team-building activities of Gaelic football, hurling, and handball. Your trainers for the day will be great; being passionate about their beloved games and really interacting with visitors. Depending on your group, you most likely play some mini-matches, all in good fun.
Includes
  • All equipment including hurls and helmets
  • Water during sessions to re-hydrate
  • Transportation to and from the location
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with pre-existing medical conditions
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Arrive 10 minutes before the activity. The activity takes place in Liam Mellows GAA Club. If getting the bus, take the 402 bus from Merlin Park (at the top of Eyre Square) via Renmore. Get off at the Limeleaf shop on Fuschia Drive and walk 700 meters to the Liam Mellows GAA Club. Eircode: H91 K2T1. The bus typically costs €2.40 for adults and €1.40 for children. You can also get a taxi. Big O Taxis run in Galway City and can be booked by calling 091 585858.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • As this experience involves gentle physical activity, your guides will ask all participants to declare their willingness to take part at their own risk by signing a waiver
  • This experience is not suitable for children under 5 years old or pregnant women
  •  Bring sporting attire as you'll get competitive
  • If you wish to use the on-site dressing rooms/showers, please bring your own towels/toiletries

Product ID: 363610