Collection: Our Own Place Photographic Project >> Bowling on the Schull/Durrus Road [graphic]
Bowling on the Schull/Durrus Road
|Main Creator:||Snodgrass, Lee photographer|
Johnny O' Brien, Dunbeacon and Jer Crowley, Dunmanway compete in a local bowling tournament. Bowling is one of the traditional sports of rural Ireland now mainly confined to counties Cork and Armagh, particularly south and west Cork. Played with a 28 ounce iron bowl, two players test their skills over approximately two miles of roadway. The winner covers the road in the least number of "shots". Much skill is required to play the bowl particularly on curving roads where corners are "lofted". Sometimes thousands of pounds change hands on stakes and betting. All grades are catered for: Junior, Minor, Senior and Ladies.
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Project sponsored by RTÉ and Fuji Photo Film (Ireland) Ltd.
Film number 17; Frame number: 26
Mizen Archaeological & Historical Society
Photograph taken at 15.45 on 12, September 1993
Physical description: 1 photograph ; 15 x 10cm.
Geographic Coverage: Schull, Co.Cork, Province of Munster, Ireland.
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