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Family business based in Loughguile, County Antrim producing traditional hand crafted hurling sticks. Part of the economusee network with visitor centre and gift shop.
- Craft workshops
- Group visits
‘Scullion Hurls’ is a family run business which was started as a hobby in 1979 by Joe Scullion. Joe would fashion hurls for himself and other players on the local club team Loughgiel Shamrocks in his small workshop at his home.
The hobby was boosted by the club winning the All Ireland Senior Club Final in 1983 and in 1989 Joe decided to go into full time business with a new purpose built workshop and machinery. That same year the Antrim Senior Hurling Team reached the All Ireland Final with many of the panel including legends like Olcan ‘Clute’ McFetridge, Dominic ‘Woody’ McKinley and Terrence ‘Sambo’ McNaughton using Scullion Hurls on the day.
Joe continued to run the business until 2003 when he handed the reigns over to his son Micheal who was joined a few years later by younger brother Denis. Throughout the history of Scullion Hurls the emphasis has been on quality and providing players with a hurl that best suits their needs as well as catering to clubs, schools and other members of the growing GAA family.
‘Scullion Hurls’ currently provide hurls to many top inter-county hurlers including Matty Donnelly (Ballycastle McQuillans &Antrim), Liam ‘Winker’ Watson (Loughgiel Shamrocks and Antrim), Eddie Mc Closkey (Loughgiel and Antrim) as well as the Scullion brothers Martin & Joey (pictured above with cup) who also enjoyed All Ireland success as players in 2012 when Loughgiel Shamrocks again won the title.
In April of 2013 Scullion Hurls relaunched their workshop as an Économusée or ‘Working Museum’ and since then we have welcomed visitors from all corners of the world to learn all about the ancient Irish game of Hurling, the craft of Hurley Making and the family story behind one of Irelands best known hurling brands!
Heres a little about what an Économusée is and the origins of the concept. ÉCONOMUSÉE – a concept developed in Quebec, Canada.
The term ÉCONOMUSÉE translates to Economuseum or working museum. The mission of the
ÉCONOMUSÉE network is to promote and keep alive traditional crafts and knowledge, whilst ensuring economic growth within rural communities. The network is designed for small industries specialising in arts, crafts and agri-food products. The industries are open to the public, offering an interactive, recreational and enriching experience.
Visit artisans of the ÉCONOMUSÉE network and learn about their history, traditional production
techniques and contemporary products, stamped with identity and originality.
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