12 November 2018

Dungarvan Castle, Co. Waterford

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Image courtesy of the Hally Family/Waterford County Museum
Image: Dungarvan Castle
Description:Interior of Dungarvan Castle one of the towers in the background. The plastered wall on the left was used as a handball alley and the ground has handball alley markings.
Date: 1966
http://www.waterfordmuseum.ie/exhibit/web/DisplayImage/K0YwB1OXW7AbM/1/Dungarvan_Castle_.html
Many thanks to M. Fitzgerald at the musuem for his help and support in Nov 2018.


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11 November 2018

Clogherhead, Co. Louth (demolished)






Location visited by E. Timoney in Nov 2018.
The pictures show the site of the demolished alley. The site was put up for sale in 2018 at a price of Euro 20,000, and as of Nov 2018 is 'sale agreed'. Local man T.Mc Ardle described playing handball in that alley from the time he was in school.

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Mount Melleray, Co. Waterford






Roughly 7 kms from the town of Cappoquin, in County Waterford, this pair of alleys are on the grounds of a former boarding school attached to the Abbey of Mount Melleray. The property was acquired by the Catholic Boy Scouts of Ireland in 1979. Today, the alleys are part of a Scout Activity and Sport Centre, and one of them has been renovated to facilitate archery. 
Many thanks to the centre's manager for facilitating E. Timoney to visit and phototgraph the alley in Nov 2018.

Many thanks also to M. Fitzgerald at the musuem for the last image providede Image courtesy of Waterford County Museum
Image: Frank Mulligan At The Handball Courts, Mount Melleray School, Cappoquin
Date: Circa 1980
Description: Frank Mulligan (past pupil) at the handball courts, Mount Melleray School. Each courts was named after an ancient Irish place.
provided showing past pupil of the school Frank Mulligan

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21 October 2018

Camden Fort, Crosshaven, Co. Cork



Photographs provided by S.Ryan, June 2016
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Aglish, Co. Waterford

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Good Council College, New Ross, Co. Wexford

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