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'Antisocial magnet' viewed as culturally important

Wednesday, 14th March, 2018 10:29am

Story by Siobhan Holliman
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'Antisocial magnet' viewed as culturally important

St Jarlath's handball alley. Photo: Ray Ryan

'Antisocial magnet' viewed as culturally important

St Jarlath's handball alley. Photo: Ray Ryan

PLANS to flatten an old handball alley in Tuam which has been associated with teen drinking and anti-social behaviour have been turned down by Galway County Council.

The outdoor concrete handball court dates back to the 1950s and St Jarlath’s College had hoped to knock it and replace it with a new much-needed building catering for construction studies.
However, an objection to the proposal was raised with planners by the Council’s Architectural Conservation Officer who feels the alley is of cultural importance.

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