9 July 2009

Blackrock College, Dublin











Blackrock College, Dublin

Historic photographs provided in August 2009 by Archivist at Blackrock College, showing handball games in pair of alleys in 1950s, and handball alley in background of athletics scene in early 1860s.
First 2 recent photographs by T.J. Ryan July 09. Remaining photographs and description by E.Timoney July 09
Blackrock College, Blackrock Co. Dublin.

Alley built in 1938/39. Concrete, which can be seen from photo of outside of
front wall. Outside Side Walls pebbled dashed. Inside walls in good
condition.Fr Farragher recounted that Michael Cusack, founder of the GAA played
handball here. He was a teacher in the college. Fr Farragher showed photos of older alleys which have since been demolished when a school
extension was built.

1 comments:

Paddy Crean said...

Used to spend hours during break time trying to place kick a rugby ball over the alley. Got quite good in thye end! Paddy Crean 'Rock 1951 - 1955