The rebel city of Ireland has much to offer. A one-time European Capital of Culture, this music filled town has a great relaxed atmosphere and some great sporting traditions.

Rugby Tours To Cork

The buzz around Cork could depicts that of no other of a city in Ireland. The city once known as the Rebel City of Ireland has been likened to Dublin without the traffic, but the majority of the residents see themselves as being distinctively different from the rest of Ireland.

The compact city centre makes it easy to get around on foot, but if you're keen to head out of the city then why not head west to Watch Whales off the Atlantic Coastline, or to the Blarney Castle to kiss the world famous stone. 

The sporting life extends beyond Rugby. Cork County hosts scores of GAA Football and Hurling teams - catching a match on tour down here is a must. Away from sport, Whale Watching off the Cobh of Cork or Kayaking on the Coastline is a great way to spend the day.

Top 5: Cork

1. See Munster in action at The Irish Independent Park

2. Watch a Live Gaelic Football or Hurling Match

3. Whale Watching off the Cobh of Cork

4. Visit to Blarney Castle & Kiss the Stone

5. Kayaking on the Atlantic

A Weekend in Cork

Day One

Arrive at your City Centre Accommodation

After some time exploring the grand surroundings

Evening at leisure to relax or to do an activity such as bubble football 

Day Two

Wake Up to a Full Irish Buffet Breakfast

Transfer to a Rugby Club in Cork ahead of your first game


Post Match Reception, Food & Hospitality

Match Tickets to see Munster Rugby or Cork GAA (Subject to availability) 


Day Three

Full Irish Breakfast

Transfer to Local Rugby Club in Cork for your second Tour Match 


Post Match Dinner & Hospitality

Head to the coast before heading home and hit the water for a bit of Whale & Dolphin Watching 

Return Home 

Key Information

The Rugby

  • Watch Munster play at The Irish Independent Arena or Thomond Park
  • Play at some very competitive Irish clubs with great Hospitality 


Travelling to Cork by Coach is simple from the rest of Ireland and Northern Ireland. You can also travel by coach from the rest of the UK via ferries crossings from Fishgaurd, Holyhead and Cairnryan to Rosslare, Dublin and Belfast. 



You can travel by coach from Wales, England and Scotland via ferries crossings from Fishgaurd, Holyhead and Cairnryan to Rosslare, Dublin and Belfast. Then, with short coach transfers you can be at your destination. 


Teams from a far can travel by plane via Dublin and then a coach transfer to Cork will have you checked into the accommodation in no time. 


Sheilas Hostel

Located close to Cork City Centre, Sheilas Hostel is located within easy walking distance of everything Irelands Real Capital has to offer.

Sheilas Cork Hostel is close to Corks best bars, cafes and restaurants and you will be within walking distance of all the top attractions including The English Market, Cork City Gaol and Shandon Steeple.