20 August 2008

Drumone, County Meath

Drumone, County Meath
Photograph and follwowing information from http://www.buildingsofireland.ie/niah/search.jsp?type=record&county=ME&regno=14311003
1910 - 1930
H-plan handball alley, built c.1920, now disused, with two courts. Rendered walls. Stone piers with cast-iron double gates to site.

Handball alleys form an important part of the social history of Ireland. A very popular sport throughout the twentieth century, handball rapidly declined in popularity in the latter half of the twentieth century. As a result, handball alleys are now often disused and are often threatened by demolition.


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