School & Group Sports Tours to Ireland

Find a strong sports tradition and a warm welcome on sports tours to Ireland, an ideal option for any group looking for a more affordable short-haul destination.

An all-round super trip for our students. The process of organising was made as simple as possible and Alex couldn't have been more helpful. The mixture of competitive fixtures, amazing excursion to the Giant's Causeway and fantastic hotel made for an incredible experience for our students.

Tewkesbury School


Our unparalleled knowledge and expertise mean we can provide you with perfectly-matched fixtures and an experience to remember.

As the original rugby tour company, we open up a world of sporting experiences like no other operator.

We have in-depth knowledge and reliable contacts in a diverse choice of destinations, from the most popular to those off the beaten track.

All our sports specialists have been on tour at some stage and we understand what it takes to make every sports tour a once-in-a-lifetime experience.


Explore a stunning country and receive the legendary warm welcome that the Irish are famed for on a memorable sports tour to Ireland. The Emerald Isle is rich in sports culture and offers a variety of activities for sports enthusiasts, as well as high-quality training and competitive fixtures on the pitch.

Browse our tours and get in touch with one of our friendly team members to arrange a sports tour to Ireland for your school or group.

What our customers say about us

We know we craft incredible sports tours to Ireland, but it’s better to hear it from the people who have travelled with us…

Market Harborough RUFC

Rugby tour to Ireland

Market Harborough U13s toured to Dublin to enter the Terenure Rugby festival. From start to finish, the whole experience was fantastic. The feedback from all our tourers has been outstanding and at times quite emotional. Thank you for helping create some amazing memories for our whole group.

Glenstal Abbey

Rugby tour to Ireland

Edwin Doran looked after us extremely well throughout, with great accommodation and competition support!


Rugby tour to Ireland

Extremely well organised and excellent communication throughout the whole process, from enquiry to completion of the tour.

featured sports tours to Ireland

Rugby players in a ruck in Ireland

School Rugby Tour to Ireland


Enjoy an excellent schools and clubs’ rugby system, as well as beautiful scenery, a warm welcome and and a wealth of activities off the pitch on a school rugby tour to Ireland.

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A rugby player in action

School Rugby Tour to The UK


Visit the birthplace of rugby and enjoy great opportunities for professional coaching on a school rugby tour to the UK.

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Young players at Tottenham Hotspur, UK

School Football Tour to UK


Play football in competitive fixtures, explore stadiums and experience the English Premier League on a school football tour to the UK.

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Do we need travel insurance?

Yes. We provide travel insurance in partnership with Endsleigh Insurance which offers a policy specifically designed for your tour itinerary.

Can you help me organise a parents’ evening?

Yes, this is something we can help with. We can help put together a presentation and attend the parents’ evening virtually to provide support and answer any questions. Please speak to our team.

How do you aim to get the right standard of fixtures?

Upon booking, we will send a group information form which will ask for further information regarding your fixture requirements, including team strengths. We will also arrange a virtual meeting or phone call to discuss your teams in more detail.

What support will I have from Edwin Doran whilst on tour?

A member of our team will be contactable 24/7 via an emergency number which can be found in your final tour pack. See our full list of accreditations to see how we’re committed to providing sports tours that adhere to the highest health and safety standards.

Edwin Doran partners and accreditations