Way back in the 1600s, a new sport came to the country of Ireland: road bowling. This unique activity is exactly what it sounds like: bowling… down rural roads. Some say the Dutch soldiers brought it to Ireland. Others say Irish patriots invented it (using cannon balls!). Either way, the sport stuck… and spread throughout Ireland.

You can find details about the Irish Road Bowling events available in West Virginia as well as other opportunities to play around the Mountain State at the West Virginia Irish Road Bowling website or the West Virginia Irish Road Bowling Facebook Page (yes, there really is an organization devoted exclusively to road bowling in West Virginia). This organization also sells road bowling equipment. Don’t miss the chance to try this fun new (but actually very old) sport in West Virginia!

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