5 April 2010

Dunmore, Co.Galway








Dunmore, Co.Galway

Photographed and information collected in March 2010 by M. Geoghegan.
Two walls survive in the Dunmore ball Alley which is no longer in use
for handball. There is no exact record of when the Alley is built but
local historian Hubert Bermingham thinks that from reports and
information he has gathered through the years that the Alley was build
by the Loftus Family who owed a public house on the site sometime in
the middle of the 19th Century. The front wall which is in good
condition was built from local cut stone and when the alley was in use
there were two side walls and a back wall which Hubert reckons was
four to five foot high. Another local man recalls playing handball, football, soccer and football in the Alley and he even recalls the odd fight taking place
there!

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