Global Ireland Football Tournament

August 30 – September 04, 2016
Dublin, Ireland


Anthony Travel is proud to work with Global Football to provide the schools a chance to travel and explore the world by participating in the Global Ireland Football Tournament (G.I.F.T.). We’re thrilled that you’re interested in taking your team overseas for this unforgettable cultural and football experience.



Tour Inclusions

  • Global Ireland Football Tournament game
  • Practice sessions
  • Full-time Global Football coordinator
  • Aer Lingus College Football Classic admission (Boston College vs. Georgia Tech)
  • Round-trip airfare (optional)
  • Hotel accommodations
  • Ground transportation in Ireland
  • Full-time tour director
  • Daily breakfast and dinner (Lunch per itinerary)
  • Commemorative souvenir
  • Educational tours (2)

Educational Tour Options

Croke Park Stadium & GAA Museum • Battle of the Boyne Site • Causey Farms • Malahide Castle & Coast • County Wicklow • Trim Castle

Tentative Tour Itinerary * Itinerary-GIFT2016

  • DAY 1 – Overnight Flight to Dublin, Ireland
  • DAY 2 – Dublin Sightseeing
  • DAY 3 – Parade & Pep Rally
  • DAY 4 – G.I.F.T. Gameday
  • DAY 5 – Aer Lingus College Football Classic
  • DAY 6 – Return to USA

*Itinerary is subject to change. View the full tour itinerary.

Payment Schedule

At Booking December 1, 2015 February 1, 2016 May 1, 2016
$200 Deposit $1,000  $1,000  Remaining Balance

All payments are per person, tax inclusive.

All player payments must be sent directly to the school by the payment due date.
Any fan or family payments should be sent directly to Anthony Travel by the payment due date.

A $500 per package cancellation fee applies to cancellations made between December 2, 2015 and February 1, 2016. A $1,500 per package cancellation fee applies to package cancellations made between February 2, 2016, and May 1, 2016. All cancellations made after May 2, 2016 are non-refundable.


Educational Tour Options

Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum


Ireland’s largest and most iconic sporting arena, Croke Park is also the headquarters of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA). In the museum, visitors learn about the history of Gaelic games and are able to test their own hurling and Gaelic football skills through interactive exhibits.

Distance from City Center: 15 minutes
Tour Duration: 2 hours

Battle of the Boyne


The Battle of the Boyne, one of the best known battles in the British Isles, was fought in 1690 between two rival claimants of the English, Scottish and Irish thrones. During this tour, you will see a reenactment of the battle with men dressed in period uniforms as well as learn about its integral part in Irish history.

Distance from City Center: 1 hour
Tour Duration: 2 hours

Causey Farms


A working Irish farm with a number of interactive and engaging educational activities allowing visitors to experience the Irish culture firsthand. Activities include milking a cow, cutting sods of peat and working sheepdogs.

Distance from City Center: 1.5 hours
Tour Duration: 1/2 day

Malahide Castle & Coast


Malahide Castle is one of Ireland’s oldest and most historic castles. The 100-hector estate was founded in the 12th century by the Anglo-Norman Talbot family and was occupied by the family for over 800 years until 1976. The castle contains much of its original 16th century furnishings, a minstrel’s gallery and a unique collection of Irish historical portraits.

Distance from City Center: 30 minutes
Tour Duration: 1/2 day

County Wicklow


Join in the living history of Dalkey Castle where life at the 15th century castle is presented through fun theater performances. Then enjoy the sea-side city of Bray. After visiting the sea, take a hike up Great Sugar Loaf Mountain to view the majestic scenery of County Wicklow.

Distance to City Center: 1 hour
Tour Duration: 1/2 day

Trim Castle


The largest Norman-Anglo castle in Ireland, Trim Castle was originally built by Hugh de Lacy over a 30-year period that began in 1172. 800 years later, the ruins of the castle stand firm. Notably, in 1955 Trim Castle was used as the location for King John’s Castle in the film “Braveheart”.

Distance from City Center: 1 hour
Tour Duration: 45 minutes

Passport Information

If you have not already applied for your passport or other travel document, please do so immediately to ensure ample time for processing. Every participant must be in possession of the appropriate documentation prior to departure. Regrettably, if a participant is unable to obtain a passport or any applicable visa, the standard cancellation policy will apply.

Canadians and other non-U.S. citizens should contact the embassy or consulate of their destination countries as soon as possible for specific entry requirements.

Please note: Non-U.S. citizens may require re-entry documentation to enter the United States after traveling abroad.

For more information regarding the passport application process, please visit the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs.

Anthony Travel can assist you in providing necessary travel documentation. For more information, please call 866-913-7169 to speak to an Anthony Travel sports travel expert. Your passport information is due to Anthony Travel by June 1, 2016.

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