20 August 2008

Oldcastle, Co. Meath








St.Oliver Post-Primary School, Oldcastle, Co. Meath
Photograph and following text from http://www.buildingsofireland.ie/niah/search.jsp?type=record&county=ME®no=14306072
1920 - 1950
Pair of handball alleys, built c.1935, with rendered dividing wall and buttresses to exterior elevations.
This structure stands as an important reminder of a past era when most towns and villages had a handball alley. Of social significance in a town, such structures are becoming increasingly rare in Ireland.
Photographed by A.Ryan, August 2009

1 comments:

Anonymous said...

These alleys are in the grounds of St Oliver Post Primary, Oldcastle and were built in the 1970's