The Experience

Welcome to a fully-immersive, interactive experience designed to engage and inspire. Split into six awe inspiring zones, it will take you on a journey from the grass roots of rugby right up to legendary status – with each stage rooted in World Rugby's values of Passion, Discipline, Integrity, Solidarity and Respect. Whether a family seeking a fun day out, or an ardent rugby fan looking to deep dive into the detail, this is a Must See in Ireland's rugby heartland!

Legendary Skills Floor International Rugby Experience
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Legendary moments
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Gather in the "dressing room" and wait for the count-down to kick off! Immediately become immersed in the pre-match excitement as you step through the tunnel, surrounded by legendary moments from the great game. Feel the emotion and intensity as you begin the Experience.


Legendary Beginnings
Legendary Beginnings


All future legends start somewhere! This space celebrates the grassroots of rugby featuring stories of amateur rugby clubs around the world and across time. Hear the inspirational stories of initiatives and renowned players, fueled by passion to become legends of the game. 

Paul O'Connell

No one single element defines a rugby legend. Talent, sacrifice and dedication are the minimum requirements. Come and take a look at our world.

Paul O’Connell, Ireland, Munster and 2009 British & Irish Lions Captain; IRE board member.
Legendary Skills
Legendary Skills


As with all things in life - discipline, time and dedication to core skills can lead to vast improvements to your game!
This section is divided into four fun interactives where visitors can compete against family, friends and even the Legends themselves in the key skills of rugby - kicking, handling, running and strength/technique.

This zone also allows visitors new to rugby and fans looking for more information, to discover the laws of rugby union introduced by Nigel Owens, as well as the chance to actually make decisions at "Be the Referee".


Legendary Teams
Legendary Teams


This zone explores team dynamics and team spirit, both on and off the field. Listen to stories of great Coaches and Captains as told by those they have led.

Featuring a large scale, physical interactive to showcase team moves and set plays, this is another fun floor to test your skill and shine a light on the unique sense of camaraderie, leadership and team spirit embodied in the sport.

Keith Wood at the International Rugby Experience

Rugby and indeed sport brings people together. Friendships that last a lifetime are formed in the dressing room. Lots of those friends have come on board and will feature inside our walls.

Keith Wood , Ireland and Munster Captain; IRE board member.
Legendary Nations
Legendary Nations


Legendary Nations is centered around the meaning of Respect in the international game and what it feels like to play for, and support, your nation! Through an immersive projection show, feel the intensity of stepping out on to the pitch as a rugby legend on the international stage and embrace the emblems, colours, first caps and fun facts!

Lose yourself in our interactive Global Growth map and hear stories, told by the players themselves, of how rugby has impacted politics and changed lives throughout the world.

Legendary Players
Legends Gallery

End your journey in our unique sixth floor space, complete with stunning views of Limerick city centre. Stand amongst your heroes in this epic archive celebrating the legends of the game, all of whom possess the five values explored through the experience. Learn about their career achievements, read testimonies and quotes and find out unique stories about their inclusion - then pick your own Legend XV!