Categories of Special Interest
Architectural, Cultural, Social, Technical
In Use As
1925 - 1935
Freestanding mass-concrete handball alley, c.1930, on a rectangular plan. Road fronted with tarmacadam verge to front.
This handball alley, which remains in use, is of significance as part of the cultural nation-building of the early Irish Republic. The handball alley is also of some vernacular importance, being a building type indigenous to Ireland. The construction in early-mass concrete is of some technical merit, and the handball alley forms a distinctive feature on the side of the road.