Tour Category: Classes and Workshops
We provide visitors the opportunity to immerse yourself in the phenomenon of Gaelic Games, the national sports on our island. UNESCO recognised, our unique approach to the Gaelic Games Experience introduces you to Ireland’s ancient past creating walk away memories to last a lifetime. Our experience allows participation in Ireland’s greatest cultural secret and most popular pastimes – Gaelic Football, Hurling (Stick and Ball game) and Gaelic Handball. It is suitable for all ages and abilities, prepare to be surprised!
It’s full of fun and laughter and delivered in the heart of the community in a real Gaelic Club. It’s an mix of culture, history, sport and soft activity. All you need are flat shoes and a willingness to have fun! Think Soccer, Rugby, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf, Hockey, Lacrosse and Baseball all combined into the one. Then add on over 3000 years of history. It is an opportunity to do something truly unique, allowing you to become Gaelic Warriors for the first time!
Experience a Gaelic Games session at a local GAA Club called “Liam Mellows”, located a short bus/taxi journey from Galway City Centre. Our modern facility includes a dedicated visitor centre. The 402 Bus stops only 500 metres from the club.
Sessions start with an introduction to what are known locally as “Gaelic Games”. This includes history of the games, their revered place to life in Ireland and how the games are structured/played. You’ll see video clips, Irish passion for GAA and will generally just have the craic.
Following the engaging introduction, it is out to the astro pitch, where you’ll partake in gentle team building activities of Gaelic Football and Hurling. You’ll need flat footwear and a willingness to have fun. Casual clothing is preferable. Bring sporting attire if you’ll get competitive. There is water, tea/coffee available. If you wish to use our on-site dressing rooms/showers, please bring your own towels/toiletries.
Interaction makes the event: our trainers are great; they are passionate about their beloved games and really interact with visitors. Depending on the group you most likely play mini-matches – all in good fun!