Possible origin of Bowl Playing in West Cork from North of England Weavers via Armagh, Bowling in Caheragh and Mick Barry training UCC Bowling Team 1970s

Thanks to Skibbereen District Historical Society James Caverly:



Caheragh Bowling


Mick Barry lofted a 28oz bowl over the Viaduct outside Cork, there may have been others after but he is the first documented. In the 1970s he was the Head Gardner in University College Cork and trained the College Bowling Team at lunchtime in what was then a car park the end of Horgan’s Buildings. At the time UCC Bowling Club (An Ból Cumann) may have been unique in having women members.