Hear the Stories, Feel the Passion, Test your Skills at the International Rugby Experience!

The International Rugby Experience is a world-class, interactive celebration of what it takes to become a Legend!

Visitors to the Experience move through six, awe-inspiring stages that follow the game from a community, and grassroots level up to the players, clubs and nations that have reached legendary status. Rooted in World Rugby’s values of Passion, Discipline, Integrity, Solidarity and Respect, they will discover the real people behind the game and how it has impacted politics, transformed communities and improved lives.

Fun interactive trials and exciting immersive theatre spaces make it the perfect destination for all ages.

Stunning 360-degree views of Limerick’s city centre ensure that the sixth-floor Legends Gallery is a jaw-dropping end to this unique, interactive, experience.

The International Rugby Experience gift store features everything from locally produced contemporary ceramics, customised collections of rugby-inspired prints and unique artwork of local landmarks, to bespoke branded clothing and much more. The light-filled café offers a selection of sweet and savoury treats, quality coffee and a delightful setting overlooking the city from the first floor.

Hear the Stories, Feel the Passion, Test your Skills at the International Rugby Experience!

  • Location: Limerick city centre location | spiritual home of rugby |Wild Atlantic Way Gateway
  • World-class experience: immersive | interactive | audio visual | multi-sensory
  • Family Fun: ideal for all ages | test your skills | inter-generational | lasting memories
  • Sport: team sport insights | motivation | inspirational
  • Contemporary architecture: Voted Ireland’s Favourite Building (RIAI Public Choice Award 2023)
  • Views: epic views | Georgian Limerick streets | castles & church spires | Clare hills
  • Sustainability: ISO’s International Sustainability Standard 2012

Opening Times

Daily 09:30 – 18:00h

Check the website for up-to-date details


Admission Rates Apply

Walk-in visitors are welcome on a first come first served basis, however, to guarantee entry for the date/time you would like, please book online.

Book online: www.internationalrugbyexperience.com

Useful Information
  • Café: snacks | light bites| deserts | tea and coffee
  • Gift store: local ceramics | customised collections of rugby-inspired prints |unique artwork of local landmarks | bespoke branded clothing
  • Parking: ample city centre street and multi-storey parking available nearby
  • Accessibility: lift access to all levels |accessible bathroom facilities throughout
Getting There

By Car

Limerick’s excellent road network reflects the region’s accessibility. Six national roads converge on Limerick city and its environs.
Dublin is just under a two-hour drive via the M7 motorway while Cork is a 90-minute drive via the M20/N20 and Galway is approximately 80 minutes on the M18.

Route planners to help you plan your trip to Limerick are available at Routeplanner Ireland | theAA

By Bus & Rail

Numerous bus companies operate services from throughout Ireland as well as via Shannon Airport to Limerick.
Regular rail services also connect Limerick with Dublin, Cork, Galway, Tralee, Killarney and Belfast (via Dublin).
For further details please go to Getting Here | Limerick.ie

By Air

Shannon International Airport is located just 24 kilometres from Limerick city and serves 35 destinations across the UK, Europe and the US.
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Partnered with Q-Park and offering a 20% discount on parking for International Rugby Experience visitors. Simply pre-book parking online at Harvey Quay and use promo code IREHQ20

Map Location: 52.661871, -8.628553
Contact International Rugby Experience

40 O’Connell Street, Limerick, Ireland

Eircode: V94 8F78
T: 061 544800
W: www.internationalrugbyexperience.com
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