19 June 2009

Shrule, Co.Mayo

Shrule, Co.Mayo
Photographed by E. Timoney, May 2009
Possibly, this set of alleys was origially 2x 3 Wall alleys back to
back. On one of these a wall has been added down the middle. On the other
side the sidewall has been knocked and another built to narrow the court,
and a third alley built at the back to create 2 enclosed 4 wall alleys.


cowper said...

In Ireland many structures associated with military establishments are erroneously identified as handball alleys. Many were in fact armories (explosives stores). An example I can mention is to be seen in the ruins of the former military barracks in Foxford, County Mayo.The open end featured a lightly built wall which would blow out in the event of an explosion reducing the force of the blast.

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