The Down Gaelic Games Experience

Denvir's Coaching Inn 14 English Street Downpatrick Co Down BT3O 6AB

Image | Historical Gaelic footballs


4 hours


Set times


Denvir's Coaching Inn 14 English Street Downpatrick Co Down BT3O 6AB



Group size

Minimum 8, Maximum 30

To book contact: https://www.eventbrite.sg/cc/the-down-gaelic-games-experience-106099

+44 (0) 7872 429992 enquiries@thedowngaelicgamesexperience.com


A Cultural Taste of the Centuries-Old Gaelic Games Tradition in Historic County Down

Cultural Heritage | Tradition | Sport | Community | Local History | Stories | UNESCO | GAA Heroes

Every County throughout the island of Ireland is filled with history and stories indelibly linked to the ancient tradition of Gaelic Games. Gaelic sporting clubs instil a sense of local pride and identity where young players dream of one day holding the All-Ireland Winner’s trophy (The Sam Maguire in football – Liam McCarthy in hurling) representing their County.

Celebrate the history and stories of Down Gaelic Games in the company of 1991 and 1994 Down All Ireland Winners, DJ Kane and Ross Carr, football rivals, teammates and best of friends.  Learn how local man Maurice Hayes was instrumental in the transformation of Down County GAA and Gaelic football ultimately leading to Down taking the Sam Maguire All Ireland Winners Trophy across the border for the first time in 1960 and again in 1961.  At a local GAA pitch, DJ and Ross take you through your paces with some fun hands-on Gaelic skills training.  Get to grips with the fast-paced skills of soloing and hand passing, puck a hurl, strike a slither and experience the sheer joy and excitement of Gaelic Games.  Return to Denvir’s Coaching Inn for a relaxing evening of Irish hospitality. Leave with fond memories and an impressive set of Gaelic skills.

  • Your hosts | Down All Ireland Champions- 1991 and 94 | DJ Kane | Ross Carr | GAA Legends
  • History of the GAA | history of the GAA in County Down | the impact of Downpatrick man, Maurice Hayes
  • Hurling | UNESCO designated as integral to Ireland’s culture | played by mythological warrior Cú Chulainn
  • Football | dates back to the 16th century | now, probably, the most popular sport played in Ireland
  • Interactive | try your hand at football & hurling skills | guided by seasoned All Ireland Champions
  • Stories | hear the personal stories of local legends DJ Kane and Ross Carr| Down’s historic All Ireland wins
  • Connect| understand the importance of GAA sports throughout Ireland | the beating heart of the community

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