The Irish Guild of Ash Hurley Makers was formed in 1998. It is the largest organsition representing artisan Hurley makers . Its members are dedicated professionals and skilled craftsmen, their craft, taking a piece of ash and honing it to produce the ideal Hurley.
Their skill particularly comes to the fore while adapting the Hurley to the individual needs of the player that will use it. A Hurley is also known as a Hurl or Camán.
An IGAHM Hurley can be recognised by its stamp – both from the individual Hurley maker and the Guild stamp. The Guild stamp is a symbol of quality, craftmanship and a guarantee that the Hurley was crafted in Ireland by a skilled and recognised Hurley Maker.
The Aims of the Guild are to strengthen, protect and foster the craft of Hurley Making. The Guild is working to obtain recognition for the Hurley Maker’s skill, to protect the Hurley Maker’s craft & traditions and to ensure the integrity for the Hurley Maker’s workmanship for future generations.