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Short ferry or flight away
Legendary Irish hospitality
Excellent accommodation


Ireland is often overlooked as a touring destination by many but what it provides is often better than any other destination. Ireland is a short ferry or flight away and boast some of the most spectacular scenery in Europe.

Irish sports are very similar to their UK counterparts and offer all levels of competition as well as the legendary Irish hospitality. Rugby, football, hockey, netball and cricket are all played in schools with the seasons the same as the UK.Accommodation is excellent and facilities are akin to those in the UK.

Due to its proximity Ireland offers a good level of touring at very reasonable prices & there’s plenty to do including the ultimate Gaelic sports experience where you can have a go at the traditional Irish sports of hurling & Gaelic football followed by a tour of the legendary Croke Park Stadium.

The Irish people are welcoming and very glad to play in competitive and friendly fixtures.
Although sunny weather cannot be guaranteed everyone will have a very enjoyable time!

Ireland Map


David and the team at Living with the Lions organised an amazing tour to Dublin. Their communication, planning and helpfulness prior and during the tour was top notch. I will definitely be using them again in the near future. Thanks again for everything.
Clifton College Hockey tour to Ireland
A fantistically well organised trip. Our students had a wonderful time, were treated to some superb hospitiality and the rugby fixtures were excellent. The excursions including the gaelic football at Croke Park gave us a real insight to sport in Ireland and we would thoroughly recommend a trip to there to any school or club..
Newquay Tretherras School on their Rugby Tour to Ireland
The tour has been fantastic – both staff and the boys have loved it all – it’s been an extremely worthy experience for them…

Ireland Tour Photos

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Once agreed, prices are guaranteed and we eliminate all exchange rate risk. Only airline prices (over 12 months away) or taxes may vary.

You can relax in the knowledge that your tour is in the hands of experienced staff who meticulously ensure that all elements of the tour run smoothly. Safety checks are carried out on all suppliers and assistance given with risk assessment.

Living With The Lions Sports Travel is fully ATOL bonded ensuring that all our air holiday packages are protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. ATOL protects you from losing your money or being stranded abroad.

We spend a great deal of time and effort selecting good quality suppliers to ensure your tour surpasses expectation. We do not cut corners and work closely with our ground agents all over the world to ensure that you are fully supported at all stages of the tour.

Your own Living With The Lions contact handles all aspects of your tour – initial meetings, quotations, presentations, operations and on-tour support. As a small team we can make quick decisions and pride ourselves on providing a fast & personalised response any queries you may have. We are willing to do things differently if you prefer and are happy to consider any new ideas.

Each of our team members has gained valuable experience at respected companies. Joanna at Gullivers for 8 years, Carrie with Bundu Bashers in South Africa for 10 years and then Edwin Doran for 3 yrs and John has been organising music tours overseas for the last 22 years. As a keen sportsman himself, our MD Patrick Arnold is actively involved in the schools department and loves to get involved at all levels of organisation and implementation.

Over the years we have built up long lasting relationships with our hosts and ground agents overseas. Their ability to arrange access to top class venues and meet ex-internationals, arrange competitive fixtures, organise musical concerts and provide the all-important local knowledge, makes them invaluable to the touring process. Their support, when faced with the unexpected, also gives you peace of mind knowing that you will be well looked after throughout the tour.

With each tour that we create, new ideas and experiences are added. We can include anything you like – from a basic weekend away through to elephant polo in front of the Taj Mahal. The service you receive from Living With The Lions is bespoke and tailored to your team. You chose your own tour merchandise, sightseeing experiences, music repertoire and standard of opponent. We ensure it all gels together and that every detail has been thought through.


Do not hesitate to give us a call. Our expert team are happy to assist you.