Get Inspired / Ireland The Gaelic Games Experience - Dublin, Ireland Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Ireland The Gaelic Games Experience - Dublin, Ireland story by: Jo Wedlock The Gaelic games are high intensity sports played in Ireland under the auspices of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA). Gaelic football and hurling are the two main games but there are plenty of other favorites including Gaelic handball and rounders or for women, camogie (kind of like a women’s version of Hurling but with slightly different rules). These days the Gaelic games are a draw card for tourism and family tree enthusiasts. Often various clans hold their gatherings around the Gaelic games with the aim to encourage visitors from far flung countries such as Australia and New Zealand to head to Ireland (and Scotland) to join in the gathering and stay on for the games. You could be mistaken for thinking that the Gaelic games are a bit like the highland games, with wood chopping, dancing and the like – not true! This is high intensity football, hurling and the like at a very professional and serious level – think of the English premier league football and translate that across to Ireland! If you are thinking of holidaying in Ireland and love your sport, try to time your trip to take in some of the games. The Gaelic Games are at the core of Irishness and hold a place in the heart of Irish culture and those who wish to experience it. Click here for Cheap Flights to the UK and Europe or HOT Ireland Holiday Deals Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wakatipu: Queenstown Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist How's this for cruising!? Read more Add or remove from Wishlist Insiders guide to Ireland & Northern Ireland Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.