21 February 2010

Kilmacteigue, Aclare, Co Sligo

Kilmacteigue, Aclare, Co Sligo, photographed by S.Ryan with the late J.Gaffney, Aug 2008 and by N.Mc Dermott, Ocober 2010.

Following text and photograph view from road from http://www.buildingsofireland.ie/niah/search.jsp?type=record&county=SL®no=32315009
1890 - 1910
Detached stone handball alley, built c. 1900. Uncoursed rubble limestone walling, interior faces smooth-rendered. Concrete floor. Concrete changing facility and viewing platform added to east end c. 1930.
This is a well-built example of a traditional handball alley with substantial rubble stone walling. Once a dominant feature in the Irish countryside, good examples are becoming increasingly rare.


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