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Local man behind NI Open trophy

Thursday, 20 July 2017

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WELL KNOWN Ballycastle man Gerard Gray was the artist behind this year's Northern Ireland Open trophy - and the recipient will have the pleasure of knowing that the man who carved the prize has had the Royal seal of approval!
The trophy was made from trees from the famous Dark Hedges outside Stranocum which were blown down in a storm early last year.
A number of the trees made famous by the Game of Thrones television series were felled by Storm Gertrude and Gerard, whose business is known as Taisie Turning, was fortunate enough to be gifted some by a generous farmer.
Gerard was asked to harvest and craft the sacred wood into a new trophy for the event due to be held at Galgorm Castle next month.
*Read the full story in this week's Chronicle

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