Riches of Clare Exhibition - Energy

...to collect, preserve, interpret and display the material culture relating to the history of County Clare, both in the museum building and online,
as an educational resource and a socially inclusive cultural service for the people of Clare and visiting tourists.



Road Bowl

Road Bowling was once a popular sport in rural Clare, now confined to counties Armagh and Cork.

Road Bowling is of uncertain origin, but it emerged in its present form during the 18th Century, and for a time stone bowls and iron bowls were used.

Today the game is played with a 28oz cast iron bowl, and is played on selected public roads, where the aim is to cover the course in the least number of shots.

Ref: 2000.118

Road Bowl 2000.118
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