Handball Alleys of Galway

A Sport of the Ordinary People

The first record of handball in Galway can be traced back to the 1527 when the Town Statues forbade the playing of ball games against the walls of the town.  Below is a photographic selection of handball alleys from across the city and county of Galway. Click here to see a more detailed review of Galway’s alleys from modern state-of-the-art indoor facilities to those that are nothing more than ruins, reflecting a time in the early part of the 20th century when handball was one of the most  popular sports