“Clash of the Ash: Hurling in the PNW.” Feb 25th History Pub at McMenamins

by Master

About Clash of the Ash: Hurling in the Pacific Northwest

Presented by Todd Brothers, Founder of the Columbia Red Branch Hurling Club

Hurling is the most exciting game you have never heard of.  It is simultaneously one of the world’s oldest field games and the newest team sport, quickly growing in popularity her in the Pacific Northwest. Its origins go back at least 3000 years in Ireland, and evidence points to even more ancient origins.  Today, it is hugely popular in Ireland and is currently enjoying world-wide surge in popularity as amateur sports clubs across the world pick up the game.

About the Speaker:

Todd Brothers earned an MA in History from WSU in 1992, focusing on the Middle Ages, specifically, the Twelfth Century Norman Invasion of Ireland. He founded the Columbia Red Branch Hurling Club in 2001.  Todd has been a medieval reenactor since 1988 & has taught medieval history at the middle school level since 1995. From 2001 until 2016, he was very active in the Pacific Northwest hurling scene traveling with the Red Branch to compete in three North American County Tournaments.

Wilsonville / Boones Ferry Historical Society, and McMenamins have teamed up to present monthly programs focusing on Oregon’s rich history.

Join us the last Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Wilsonville McMenamins’ Old Church for an engaging evening of Oregon history. The admission is free. Minors must be accompanied by parent. Doors open at 5:30 PM.

McMenamins’ Old Church is located in the Fred Meyer Shopping Center at 30340 SW Boones Ferry Road.


Source:  McMenamins Wilsonville and Wilsonville Public Library news, 2.12.20

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