UNESCO Intangible Heritage
Hurling | Local Community | Oldest and Fastest Field Sport
An Exclusive Insight Into Modern Ireland
Experience the UNESCO recognised global cultural asset that is the oldest and fastest field sport in the world, the great game of Hurling. This is an experience that can't be tried anywhere else in the world. Exclusive visitor attraction in the heart of the local community in Dublin, Cork, Galway and Belfast. Don't miss out!
Years Coaching Experience
Hurling was recently inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. It is the oldest and fastest field sport in the world, dating back almost 3,000 years and features strongly in Irish mythology.
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UNESCO Hurling Piece
Click this link to check out the UNESCO website’s description of Hurling. The primary bearers and practitioners are the players, known as ‘hurlers’ (male) and ‘camógs’ (female). Hurling is considered as an intrinsic part of Irish culture and plays a central role in promoting health and wellbeing, inclusiveness and team spirit.
Today, the skills are promoted and transmitted through coaching and games in schools and clubs. These clubs are the custodians of Irish culture.
Worldwide Reaction to Hurling
Experience Gaelic Games gives visitors the perfect, local insight into the cultural phenomenon that is Gaelic Games. When visitors to our island experience the games, they are blown away by the ethos and values of the association first, and then blown away by the frightening pace at which the game is played.
In reaction to the UNESCO news, here are some articles from Lonely Planet, The Washington Post, UNESCO, The Irish Times and The BBC to give you more information.
About Our Games
Experience Gaelic Games gives visitors the perfect, local insight into the cultural phenomenon that is Gaelic Games. Little celebrates the difference of Irish culture more profoundly than the existence of 2,200 local community based/Irish Gaelic clubs. These games date back over 3,000 years (all the way back to 1272 BC).
The clubs are the custodians of Irish ancient Gaelic culture – promoting our language, music, dance and most famously – our ancient warrior tribal sports. We bring you into a local club, and give you the opportunity to go beyond the norm to really experience local Ireland.