ÉCONOMUSÉE, or working museum, is a Quebec inspired craft tourism initiative that is being developed in Northern Europe. This project is funded under the Northern Periphery Programme 2007-2013 and CCGHT are the lead partner in Northern Ireland delivering this project.
Involved in the Northern Europe network includes Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, The Faroe Islands, Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, and each of these countries receive funding to work with local artisans to convert their workshop into an ÉCONOMUSÉE
Each ECONOMUSEE offers a unique experience, inviting visitors to watch artisans at work, learn about the history of their craft and the heritage of the traditional skill.
Marion Woodburn Designer Jewellery
At her workshop in the heart of Country Antrim, Marion and her team handcrafts contemporary jewellery using precious metals and gemstones. Visit the UK’s first ÉCONOMUSÉE and view the skilled goldsmiths at work. Learn about the history of the craft and take home a gem of Northern Ireland when you visit the shop. Precious jewellery is available to purchase so why not treat yourself or surprise someone with a gift.
Please visit Marion’s website for more details www.madeatmarions.com
‘Scullion Hurls’ is a family run business which was started as a hobby in 1979 by Joe Scullion. Joe would fashion hurls for himself and other players on the local club team Loughgiel Shamrocks in his small workshop at his home.
The hobby was boosted by the club winning the All Ireland Senior Club Final in 1983 and in 1989 Joe decided to go into full time business with a new purpose built workshop and machinery. That same year the Antrim Senior Hurling Team reached the All Ireland Final with many of the panel including legends like Olcan ‘Clute’ McFetridge, Dominic ‘Woody’ McKinley and Terrence ‘Sambo’ McNaughton using Scullion Hurls on the day.
Nestled in the picturesque village of Loughguile, Micheal Scullion now leads the business and crafts the traditional Irish Hurley stick. Visit his workshop and take home a piece of Irish history. A true craft that is not to be missed in North Antrim.
Please visit Scullion Hurls website for more details www.scullionhurls.com
Broighter Gold Rapeseed Oil
Grown and harvested on the family farm on the foothills of the Binevenagh Mountain, Broighter Gold Rapeseed Oil is possibly the healthiest oil you can buy, and one you can trust to make your family’s meals healthier.
The Kane family farm 650 acres in the Limavady area with approximately 100 acres of Oil Seed Rape (OSR). The farm is on the Broighter Road and has been in the Kane family for 107 years.
In 1896, a ploughman, Thomas Nicholl was ploughing the field beside Broighter House (which the Kane’s still farm) when the plough juddered and they came across the Broighter Hoard. This was one of the biggest gold hoards ever found in Ireland, which is in the Dublin Museum today.
Please visit Broighter Gold’s website for more details www.broightergold.com