10 February 2014

Ballylinard, Co. Tipperary

Ballylinard, Co. Tipperary Photogtaphed in Dec 2008 by T.J. Ryan and in Feb 2014 (flooded) by A. Ryan This alley is built in a now disused quarry. It was played up until the 1980s.
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Gool's Cross, Co. Tipperary

Gool's Cross, Co. Tipperary Photographs and information provided by A.Ryan, Feb 2014 This alley is built into the wall of a bridge over a small stream and adjacent low lying land. Only the back (play) wall of the alley remains, although it is suspected that a floor existis under the current overgrowth. The alley was last used circa. 1964. In 1977 efforts were made to clean it up (new floor added) in order to reopen it, with the assistance of funding offered for this purpose at this time. However, funding was refused on the basis that a new alley was planned for nearby Clonoulty. The latter was never built. It is thought that a cooper lived on the site next to the handball alley many generations ago, and that the alley was at the entrance to a small quarry. (information gathered from local people R.Butler and J. Ryan)
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Castletownbere, Co. Cork

Castletownbere, Co.Cork Photographed July 2013 by A.Ryan
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6 February 2014

Kilbride, Bonniconlon, Co. Mayo

This is the rest of the postKilbride, Bonniconlon, Co. Mayo Photographed by G.Loughran, May 2013 Read More......

Cloontia, Bonniconlon, Co.Mayo

Cloontia, Bonniconlon, Co. Mayo Photographed by G.Loughran, May 2013 Read More......

Castlegar, Claremorris, Co. Mayo (demolished)

Location of now demolished alley, provided by G. Loughran, June 2013
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