The Kilkenny Way Hurling Experience showcases the 3000 year old Celtic game which is regarded as the world's oldest and fastest outdoor field game. Hurling is an outdoor team game of ancient Gaelic origin, administered by the Gaelic Athletic Association, in terms of game play. It is one of Ireland's native Gaelic games. There is a similar game for women called camogie. Kilkenny is regarded as the home of hurling champions and are known as the Kilkenny Cats.
During the hurling experience you will be shown a video about the history of hurling and have a chance to try it yourself. You will feel the excitement of the fastest game in the world, learn the skills of the game from the experienced hurling guides and hear about the craftsmanship of the hurley.
You will visit Legends Hurling Bar Museum, dedicated to the heroes that have played the game of hurling, past and present. The walls are adorned with beautiful hand painted murals of Ireland's finest hurlers and some beautiful prints of historical hurling moments from across the decades. At the O'Loughlin Gaels grounds you will have a chance to learn the skills of the game. You will watch a game of hurling, to see the skills you have learned on the pitch, while enjoying a bowl of Lanigan's famous fresh Irish lamb stew in the heart of Kilkenny City.
- A chance to learn and practice the ancient Irish game of hurling, in the heart of the hurling capital of Ireland.
- Experienced guides teach you skills and then show you champions of the game in the Legends Hurling Bar Museum.
- Watch a recorded game of hurling, while eating famous fresh Irish stew in the centre of Kilkenny City, a popular medieval city.
Take a group selfie at Kilkenny's Hurling Statue on Canal Square for that perfect memento of your day.