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Experience Gaelic Games
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Gaelic Games Experience in Dublin
Ranked #36 of 556 things to do in Dublin
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This is a hands on activity - full of fun and laughter and delivered in the heart of the community. A fun mix of culture, history, sport and soft activity. Experience Gaelic Games introduce visiting groups to Ireland’s greatest cultural secret and most popular sports – Gaelic Football, Hurling -(Stick and Ball game), Gaelic Handball along with dance. A uniquely authentic Irish activity! – just about the most memorable and fun Irish experience visitors can have!
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

If your visiting Ireland during the GAA season, get tickets to a football or hurling game. On big match days the stadium is full with 80k fans. The experience is electric.

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Reviewed November 26, 2012

The Regeneris Company team had a great morning trying out Gaelic football, handball and hurling. it was fascinating to find out about the history of the games before heading outside into the sunshine to have a go ourselves. The organisers were brilliant and having taught us some of the basic skills soon had us playing a competitive match. I would definitely recommend this for a team building event for other companies travelling to Dublin.

3  Thank Ruth H
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

I went to Dublin with 30 18-year-old students, and the best part of our trip was definitely Experience Gaelic Games. Georgina was warm and welcoming, and the céili dancing was great fun. We also tried Gaelic Handball, Hurling, and Gaelic football, and especially handball and football was a great experience for everyone. Hurling turned out to be a bit too difficult for some of us to learn in just one afternoon;) We wanted to learn about Irish identity, and the introduction to the different sports taught the students how important these sports are to Irish people. I will definitely be back next time I bring students to Dublin!

1  Thank Rikke B
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Reviewed September 28, 2012

This past summer, 2012, I was privileged to teach Temple University (Philadelphia, PA, USA) students in Dublin, Ireland. I had taught a previous group in 2010, but this time I was looking for experiences which would enrich the students' lives and their understanding of Irish sports. I came across Experience Gaelic Games early on in our stay, contacted Georgina, and arranged for a 3 hour lesson in hurling and Gaelic football at the Games' host field, NaFianna, just on the outskirts of Dublin City Centre.

The students loved the time so much, they requested another visit before they left, this time to actually participate in match. Georgina arranged that as well, and within 2-3 weeks of our original lessons, the students were at it again with a mixed match of hurling and football ( 1/2 time each). They divided themselves into 2 teams, one team wearing black, the other red, and had a terrific time.

At the end of the Dublin course, I distributed a survey to the students, and out of approximately 25 events/experiences and guest lectures, both Experience Gaelic Games experiences were runaway winners, averaging 9.6 on a 10 point ranking scale for a valuable and fun experience.

Georgina and her staff were superb hosts. The lessons were excellent. The match was eye-popping, with the young women giving the young men all they could handle as collegial competitors. Both afternoons, the lessons and the match, were top-notch. I've recommended to the Temple University Study Away program coordinators that they make Experience Gaelic Games steady and routine fare for the Temple students studying in Dublin.

Thank Dec M
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

We decided with 9 other lads from France, to have a stag week end in Dublin, and started with this activity, straight away after our arrival. We were looking forward to playing on the pitch, as we all like sports. We were not disappointed at all, we really enjoyed discovering gaelic football, hand ball and hurling, with a great coach. We had guys in our squad who didn't speak english at all, and they enjoyed as much as the others. This was the right first activity for our week end, before popping downtown for a lunch in The Church (suggested by Georgina and included in the package) and a pub crawl. Thanks very much to Georgina who did her best to welcome us.

2  Thank Emmanuel B
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