Scullion Hurls to hold Heritage Open Day

Michael Scullion manufactures Hurling Sticks and Sliotars at his factory in Loughgiel.

Michael Scullion manufactures Hurling Sticks and Sliotars at his factory in Loughgiel.

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On Saturday 12th September craft businesses across Europe throw open their doors to celebrate their unique craft heritage. And local hurley maker Scullion Hurls is one local business that is looking forward to welcoming a host of visitors.

“We are delighted to form part of this network,” said Micheal Scullion. “Everyone is welcome whether they have an interest in hurling or not. We have a range of handcrafted wooden gifts including unique piece crafted from Dark Hedges wood.”

“You’ll be able to watch while we make traditional hurling sticks in our workshop as well as learning all about this great Irish sport which has been played here for over 2000 years!”

Micheal added: “You will see our unique skills at first hand as we craft hurleys, turn wooden bowls and other handmade gifts.

“The day will finish with a bang as the Antrim Senior hurling semi final featuring Dunloy and Ballycastle takes place on the neighbouring Loughgiel pitch at 5pm.

“Our demo slots are limited so booking is essential.” Please contact Micheal Scullion at 07736648115 to book your slot.

There will be entertainment with something for all the family including target shooting with old school hurls and the chance to try out the exact replica of Liam Watson’s All Ireland winning hurl. Demonstrations of traditional hurl making are at set times of 11:30, 1:30 and 3:30.