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Historic Rugby
1331 Rugby Parkway
Rugby, TN 37733 United States
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Irish Road Bowling on Rugby Pkwy. (July 29 cancelled)

Irish Road Bowling on Rugby Pkwy. (July 29 cancelled)

July 29, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm EDT

(The bowl for July 29 has been cancelled on account of high temperature.) Enjoy a FREE outdoor participant/spectator game of Irish Road Bowling right in the middle of Rugby on slightly traveled Rugby Parkway. Teams form as the game starts, depending on who is there. All ages! Takes about one hour on the route used.  Play or just watch as the game proceeds west, then east. We yell “CAR” to clear the pavement if one approaches. Starting point is the Historic Rugby Print Shop, or near it. This involves tossing an iron ball down the road, with the team making it back to the finish (also start) in the fewest throws being declared that day’s CHAMPIONS and getting their picture on Historic Rugby’s Facebook page! A sooty trophy (survived Harrow Road Cafe fire in 2020) is held in the photo — and much fun experienced by all. (Visit YouTube to see how it’s played in Ireland. We don’t bet on the outcome like they do. Our teams are very amateur/impromptu!) START TIME FOR TEAM PICKS IS 6 p.m. EASTERN, or 5 Central for those coming across the nearby bridge from Fentress County.


July 29, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm EDT


Historic Rugby