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Irish Road Bowling
August 7, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
One event on August 21, 2022 at 5:00 pm
One event on September 17, 2022 at 5:00 pm
One event on October 2, 2022 at 5:00 pm
One event on October 15, 2022 at 5:00 pm
One event on October 30, 2022 at 5:00 pm
One event on November 12, 2022 at 5:00 pm
One event on November 26, 2022 at 5:00 pm
One event on December 4, 2022 at 5:00 pm
One event on December 17, 2022 at 5:00 pm
Join in this fun game of Irish Road Bowling or just watch as players divide up into teams and roll and iron ball down Rugby Parkway (now safer with little traffic). The team with the fewest throws from start to finish wins! Their photo is taken with our trophy and posted on the Historic Rugby Facebook page! All ages and skill levels (or lack thereof) welcomed. Starts 5 p.m. EASTERN/4 C. in heart of Rugby. (Hours moved up for end of DST.)
We have spotters to retrieve balls (with magnets on poles) that might on occasion stray off the pavement. Everyone yells “CAR” when a vehicle is seen, so the road can be cleared for unknowing motorists. Great group entertainment!
The game started in Ireland, but has now spread to Boston and other points in the USA. Rugby now marks several years of playing. It usually takes about an hour, depending on how many participants show up. We call it off for lightning but have been known to continue in Irish drizzle.
EVENT STARTS 5 p.m. Eastern AT PRINT SHOP & ends nearby. [Bowls Nov. 26, Dec. 4 & Dec. 17 will also start at 5 p.m. EST given the shorter days.]