The ancient game: Hurling's Unesco journey

Sinéad O’Hara of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht details hurling’s journey to recognition by Unesco as part of the ‘intangible cultural heritage of humanity’ - and what it means for the future of the sport

23rd June, 2019
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Cúchulainn’s camogie team, pictured in 1904

‘What is the core of hurling in Ireland? Hurling is not just something we participate in: it is part of who we are. It is something to all of us, and everything to some of us.’ – Minister Josepha Madigan, in a speech to assembled international representatives at a celebration of the tradition of hurling in the Irish Embassy in Paris

In November of last year, hurling took its place among the key...

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