Full of pace, power and with no quarter given, Ireland’s warrior games have been shaped by myth, history and geography and are deeply engrained in the national identity. The games also feature strongly throughout Irish folklore and to this day attract live attendances that surpass Superbowl and World Cup final attendances.
Across the island, fiercely competitive matches are played regularly between clubs in every town, city, county and parish. Spectating at a hurling, camogie or Gaelic football match is one of the best ways to look into the soul of the Irish nation and be at one with the locals.
But for those who want to get hands on, Warrior Ways sessions are available at 11.30am and 1.00pm on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, with discounts for under 18s and student card holders.
The sessions provide a memorable experience and super photo opportunities in the historic grounds of the world-renowned university and museum, Trinity College.
Trinity is well known as the home of the Book of Kells, a beautifully illuminated Gospel manuscript and one of Ireland's greatest cultural treasures. It’s also worth seeing the college’s barrel-vaulted Long Room library, which houses over 200,000 ancient books and is one of the most photographed places in Dublin.
The huge campus, filled with leafy squares, wildflower areas, cobblestone walkways and historic buildings, has featured strongly in the TV adaptations of Sally Rooney’s acclaimed novels, Normal People and Conversations with Friends, and is perfect for strolls and guided tours.