Enhance your trip to Ireland by letting CCDC host you on a trip to see a local, or inter-county hurling match in the village of Loughgiel.
Hurling is a native Irish sport played with a small ball and a wooden stick. It is the fastest field game in the world and it is at the heartbeat of many Irish communities.
Loughgiel is a rural village nestled in the heart of the North Antrim, and hurling is the life blood of this small community.
Here, with your host, mix, mingle and meet the local supporters all “alleged” expert in the rules and skills of the game and very willing to impart their knowledge to a new spectator; feel their passion, follow the sway of the game and meet the players after the match. Have a go at the sport yourself and relax in the pub after the game as the locals and the players dissect the team’s performance.
In conjunction with your visit to the hurling match, you can also visit local craftsman Michael Scullion who will display the traditional craft of hurley stick making and make a hurling stick or ‘caman’ used in the game.
Have a Hurley stick sent home to you as a souvenir of a truly unique and memorable Irish sporting experience.
- Welcome by the McKinley family and introduction to the game of hurling
- Trip to a local hurling match, hosted by the McKinley family
- Opportunities to mix and mingle with the local people at the game
- Meet the players and try the sport for yourself
- Meal in the local pub after the game
- Scullion hurls tour
- Hurling stick souvenir
- 2 – 3 Hours
- Independent travellers, Bespoke groups
This experience can be tailored to meet the size and time requirements of your group
Loughgiel, County Antrim