Curling is thought to have been invented in late medieval Scotland, with the first written reference to a contest using stones on ice coming from the records of Paisley Abbey, Renfrewshire, in February 1541.

Two paintings (both dated 1565) by Pieter Bruegel the Elder depict Dutch peasants curling—Scotland and the Low Countries had strong trading and cultural links during this period, which is also evident in the history of golf.

National Federation: Irish Curling Association

International Federation: World Curling Federation



CHL CONSULTING FEASIBILITY STUDY PUBLISHED AND STAKEHOLDER MEETINGS UNDERWAY WORLD GOVERNING BODIES IN DUBLIN TO GIVE BACKING Today the Irish Winter Sports Strategy Coordination Group, strengthened their case for the construction of a National Winter Sports Centre in Ireland by publishing  the findings of a feasibility study conducted by CHL consulting and presenting a private […]

World Mixed Doubles Curling Championships

Ireland will be represented at the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championships in Östersund, Sweden, April 21-28, by Eoin McCrossan and Jen Ward. The team are hoping to boost Ireland’s ranking up from 23 into the top 12 to gain Olympic qualification as part of the Irish Curling Association’s strategy to have representation in the Olympic […]

European C Division Curling Championships

As part of the Irish Curling Association’s four-year campaign to qualify for the Beijing Winter Olympics in 2022, Ireland’s men’s team won bronze yesterday at the European C Division Championships in Denmark, missing out on promotion to the B Division by just one shot. The team – John Wilson, Andrew Gilmore, Craig Whyte, John Furey […]

Irish Curlers 5th in World Seniors

Ireland’s Men Senior curlers have finished their campaign at the Senior World Championships in Sochi, Russia, going out in the Quarter Finals to the eventual winners, USA. The route to the quarter finals was a long one as they had to play a tiebreaker against the Czech Republic and having beaten them, play a qualification […]

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