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21st Oct 2023

Santa will be bringing his secret workshop to Limerick


Santa Claus is coming to Limerick!

Well, he does every year but this time he’ll be arriving early thanks to the International Rugby Experience and a bit of Christmas magic.

The IRE will be trading their usual rugby balls for jingle bells as they are set to team up with award-winning,  production company Honest Arts, to bring Santa’s Secret Workshop to life.

Tickets are on sale and the experience will run from 30th November – 23rd December.

Families can expect a warm welcome into Santa’s busy workshop to meet his special helpers, the IRE Elves as they prepare all the presents for Christmas day.


The star of the show, Santa Claus himself, will be there to spread magic and cheer as he meets children and their grown-ups alike.

Mr Claus chose to set up his secret workshop in the IRE as with the 360 views of Limerick from the top floor, he can see exactly where he needs to deliver presents to on Christmas Eve, plus the secret space downstairs has plenty of room for boys and girls to help the elves craft top class toys and treats.

Barry Hannon, CEO of the International Rugby Experience said: “We are hoping to create a new family Santa tradition in the city centre, just like in years gone by.


“We would like to think we will be the start or finish to a really festive afternoon or evening for families as they stroll around town, doing their shopping, having a bite to eat or just enjoying the beautiful lights and decorations that will be going up.”

Admission: Child €25 (including gift) / Adult & Over 13s (without gift) €15

Santa Babies (up to 12 months with gift) €15

Receive a €5 discount per ticket for the International Rugby Experience when you book your Santa’s Secret Workshop visit.

For more information, you can visit the IRE website here.