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About Us

 

Heritage Hurleys are based in Westmeath Ireland and make Handcrafted Irish Ash Hurling gifts and souvenirs, personalized with images and text giving  an engraved effect finish a unique and beautifull Irish gift for all occasions

 

Our souvenir hurls today range from 12” to 36” and are great Irish gifts for all occasions.  We can include any type of imagery on the hurls, club crests, family Family Crests / Gifts, family photos and classic teams from the past.

Our hurls are also customised for the Irish tourist market where we have personalised hurls for Irish Gift shops around Ireland and many gift shops around the world.

The hurls are very popular as corporate gifts and with GAA clubs for presentations to teams past and present.

With great colour and clarity our souvenir hurleys are also great year round favourite Irish gifts. Christmas, Weddings, birthdays, retirements etc.

Heritage Hurleys created the hurley that was presented to Barack Obama on his visit to Ireland in 2011, by An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny. The Taoiseach’s office had been looking for an gift which would be something special, Irish and unique. The souvenir hurley was the perfect Irish gift.

Thankfully, the Taoiseach’s office was then pointed in the direction of Heritage Hurleys to create a hurley, to be presented to Barack Obama.

Heritage Hurleys then set out to design the hurl, using Celtic imagery for the bas with the presidents motto, Is Féidir  linn. An inscription was placed on the shaft of the hurl which read: “Presented to Barack Obama, President of the United States of America, on the occasion of his first visit to Ireland, May 2011 by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD.” The hurl was then finished with a glaze to protect the imagery and preserve the wood.

The Obama hurl proved a huge hit with the Taoiseach himself and with Barack Obama, being broadcast live all around the world.

Also in 2011, we provided a souvenir hurl for the Disney character, 'Duffy Bear', as the prop for an outfit designed by Louise Kennedy for the Duffy Bear exhibition at Disneyland, Paris.

Over the last two years we have strived to make our products the best on the market and we are always looking into the best way to improve and bring a quality product to our customers.

The hurls we use for customising are made by hurley makers in Ireland. No imported materials are used, preserving and promoting the art of hurley making and promoting the ancient Irish game. 

2011 also saw Heritage Hurleys go on a step further and we have now gone on to make our own Hurleys and we are now using 90% Irish grown wood keeping 2000 years of Irish heritage alive for the foreseeable future.

Heritage hurleys are registered with the Crafts Council of Ireland.*

Hope you enjoy browsing our website.

Go raibh míle maith agat.

HERITAGE HURLEYS

 

* The Crafts Council of Ireland (CCoI) is the main champion of the craft industry in Ireland, fostering its growth and commercial strength, communicating its unique identity and stimulating quality design, innovation and competitiveness.