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Road Bowling

September 15 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 pm


Irish road bowling has been played in the Irish countryside since the 1600s. Its origins are unclear-perhaps it was brought to the Emerald Isle from England by weavers in the new textile industry, or perhaps from Holland by the troops of William of Orange, or maybe it began when Irish patriots robbed small English cannonballs and rolled them home by the light of a full moon. Irish troops traditionally have played road bowling wherever they were stationed around the world. Road bowling has a passionate following primarily in County Armagh in the North, where it is called bullets or long bullets, and in the South, mostly in County Cork, where it is called road bowling. The two regions independently developed distinct and very different hurling styles.

The course has been set and is said to challenge the best of those on the An Ri Ra Course.

This is part of a fundraiser for the World Museum of Mining: Mining Heritage Center. Entry fees will be $5.00 per 2-person team and $10.00 per 4-person team.

Practice starts at 9:30. Tournament starts at 10:30. Be sure to join the World Museum of Mining’s 1/2 Way to St. Patrick’s Day Event happening that day as well.

Road Bowling Release[13545]



September 15
9:30 am - 11:30 pm


Mining Museum


Mining Museum
155 Museum Way
Butte, 59701
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(406) 723-7211