Dublin Irish Festival

Celtic Sports

The Dublin Irish Festival is a great place for the sports lover. You can learn all about the Celtic sports such as the Gaelic Games, caber toss, boxing and more. Below is a list of all of the different sports and demonstrations you can experience during the 2016 Dublin Irish Festival!

Celtic Sports Schedule of Events

Gaelic Games is a collection of Irish sports including a variety of events such as hurling, Gaelic football, handball and more.

Hurling is known to be over 3,000 years old, and one of Ireland's fastest field sports. With a team of 15, an L-shaped stick and ball players battle across the field shooting toward an H-shaped goal. Each score is worth three points and the team with the highest school declares the win.

Boxing is Ireland's most successful Olympic sport with dozens of world-renowned boxers. Experience an Amateur Boxing Showcase during this year's Dublin Irish Festival to see the legacy continue.

Learn how sheep are herded with a real-life demonstration. Watch the canines in action for a captivating show for audiences of all ages.

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The Kids Highland Games is the perfect place for wee ones. Let them learn how to caber toss or shovel a sheep. This is a festival favorite because of the hands-on aspect.

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Meet and greet local Gaelic Athlete Association clubs then work hands-on with all of them as they teach and assist the "Wee Folk" in games such as field hurling and Gaelic Football. (Gaelic Athlete Association clubs include: the Columbus Gaelic Football Club and the Pittsburg Hurling Club.)

Don't miss the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics while visiting the Darts and Sports Pub featuring all of the news on a large screen TV. Chat and learn from darts professional, Wade Wilcox, while enjoying the atmosphere of a sports pub.

Darts & Sports Pub Schedule of Events

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