VIDEO: Footage of Road Bowling in Cork from 1957


The footage shows people gathering to watch two men in their early twenties compete over a two mile stretch of road.

Bill Desmond, 21, and Joe Ahern, 20, are shown competing in a singles road bowling competition, as stakeholder John Foley collects money prior to them starting.

The sport, played predominantly in Co. Armagh and Co. Cork, dates back to the 17th century.


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