8 June 2022

Attymachugh, County Mayo

On grounds of Attymachugh Primary School, County Mayo. The school is now used as a church. Photograph provided in June 2022 by T.O'Malley
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30 May 2022

Listellick, near Tralee, Co. Kerry

Listellick, near Tralee, Co. Kerry
Photographed by E.Timoney, May 2022. Information from B. Falvey.
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6 May 2022

Mullingar, Co. Westmeath

Mullingar Handball Club, Co. Westmeath Photographs and information by E.TImoney, May 2021 This alley is situated beside Mullingar Shamrocks GAA grounds. It is the home club of current All Ireland Champion Robbie Mc Carthy Jnr, winner of multiple All Ireland titles in all codes, 60x30, 40x20 and Wall Ball (1 Wall). 
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St. Mary's Park, King's Island, Limerick City

St. Mary's Park, King's Island, Limerick City Photographed by E. Timoney, April 2022, with assistance from M. O'Regan. A campaigne has been launch to roof this alley in May 2022. See: https://www.limerickpost.ie/2022/04/10/roof-needed-for-limerick-city-handball-alleys/ This alley also featured in a public art project in 2005, entitled, The Banshee Lives in the Hnadball Alley. See. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X764d7yCQFs and. https://www.publicart.ie/main/directory/directory/view/the-banshee-lives-in-the-handball-alley/c35de62609b01c1eeeb980c42be4215a/
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30 April 2022

Barrack Street, off Rush Street, Castlebar, Co. Mayo

Barrack Street, off Rush Street, Castlebar, Co. Mayo Photographs and information provided by M. Coady, February 2022 The alley was built after the Famine and was donated by Lord Lucan to the people of Castlebar and previously faced the opposite way. It was roofed and upgraded in 1975 and is still owned by the Parish. Great handballers played there, Mayo's Paddy Bollingbroke, Mickey Walsh, Peter McGee among others.
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28 April 2022

Lecarrow, Co. Roscommon

Lecarrow, Co. Roscommon
Lecarrow, Co. Roscommon Photographs provided by G. Loughran in 2013. This alley is mentioned in book Old Handball Alleys. History, Player's Stories,Co.Roscommon (1999) by Pakie Hoare. Permission to include page from book provided by Hoare family.
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Templeludigan, Co. Wexford

Templeludigan, Co. Wexford. Photographs provided by O'Reilly family in April 2022. Handball club established 1931
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Collins Barracks, Cork City

Collins Barracks, Cork City, Co. Cork. Photographed April 2022. Information about alley provided by C.Roche.
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Taughboy Church, Co.Roscommon

Taughboy Church, Co. Roscommon. Very near to Jamestown alley (visible in landscape view from entrance to church grounds). Photographed April 2022. This alley is mentioned in book Old Handball Alleys. History, Player's Stories,Co.Roscommon (1999) by Pakie Hoare. Permission to include page from book provided by Hoare family.
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Molough Abbey, Co. Tipperary

Molough Abbey, Co. Tipperary.Photographed in April 2022. Thanks to John and Ruth Condron in Newcastle for efforts in remembering this alley.
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Lisnacrabagh, Co. Roscommon

Lisnacrabagh, Co. Roscommon. Photographed in April 2022. This alley is mentioned in book Old Handball Alleys. History, Player's Stories,Co.Roscommon (1999) by Pakie Hoare. Permission to include page from book provided by Hoare family.
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Kilmanahan, Co. Waterford

Kilmanahan, Co. Waterford. This cross roads alley, photographed in April 2022, is shown on the 1st edition OSI survey circa 1840. It is now the wall of a garage on private property. The owner is not aware of it ever being used as an alley.
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Kilmacomma, Co.Waterford

Kilmacomma, Co.Waterford (near Clonmel) Photographed April 2022. This alley is located at a cross roads and is marked on the 1st OSI survey, circa 1840. It abuts the gable end of a colltage that is under renovation. Local people who have lived close to the alley for 50 years do not remember the alley ever being used for handball.
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Jamestown, n. Four Roads, Co. Roscommon

Jamestown, n. Four Roads, Co. Roscommon. This alley was photographed in April 2022. It is mentioned in book Old Handball Alleys. History, Player's Stories,Co.Roscommon (1999) by Pakie Hoare. Permission to include page from book provided by Hoare family. Jamestown alley is located near to Taughboy Church where handball was also played.
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