20 August 2008

St. Oliver Post-Primary School, 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&regno=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


Anonymous said...

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

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