Galway is our preferred city in Ireland. When you get to the West, you feel as though you have found the real Ireland. Music pours out onto the streets and the Guinness flows like water.

Rugby Tours To Galway

There is a saying in Ireland, that 'the west, is best.' Modestly put, and far easier on the ear when spoken in a Galwegian accent, we must admit to agree.

When you walk into Galway and the surrounding Connacht countryside, you get a feeling that you have arrived in the real Ireland. This is generally highlighted for groups arriving in the west after a stay in Dublin. Throughout day and night, the city seems to have an up-beat fiddle-led soundtrack, 'folk' are a lot friendlier, and the Guinness flows like water.

No visit to Galway would be complete without a venture into Connemara or down to the Cliifs of Moher. Tied in with a match fixture, a round of Atlantic links Golf or a Cruise along Moher can be topped up with a rural Pub Lunch. 

Top 5: Galway

1. Watch Connacht play in the Guinness Pro12 

2. GAA Football and Hurling Fixtures

3. A night at the Dogs or the Ballybrit Races

4. Atlantic Cruises along the foot of the Cliffs of Moher 

5. Activities with Real Adventure in Connemara 


A Getaway in Galway

Day One

Arrive at your City Centre Accommodation

Spend some time exploring the grand surroundings

Then enjoy a night at the Dogs or The BallyBrit Races


Day Two

Wake Up to a Full Irish Buffet Breakfast

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


Post Match Reception, Food & Hospitality

Tickets to Watch Connacht in the Guiness Pro 12 


Day Three

Full Irish Breakfast

Transfer to another Local Rugby Club for your second Tour Match 


Post Match Dinner & Hospitality

Finish off the tour with some Bubble Football or Karting in Connemara

Return Home

Key Information

The Rugby

  • Watch Connacht play in the Guinness Pro 12 
  • Enjoy the more traditional Rugby fixtures during your time in Galway with our choice of fixture hosts being top rate. With a vast choice of welcoming hosts there is rugby for all ages.


Travelling to Galway 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. 



Dublin Airport is situated just a short drive north of the City Centre making it in an ideal location for inbound teams to start there tour. With regular flights with the rest of the UK, Dublin is accessible to all.

Galway City Hostel


Galway City Hostel has a bright modern look with top class facilities! We are based in the heart of Galway City on Eyre Square. Located directly beside the main bus and train station. Galway City Hostel is your ideal base for exploring Galway City, The West Coast of Ireland, The Cliffs of Moher and The Wild Atlantic Way.