Irish Road Bowling

Set in Pocahontas County, source of seven rivers in the highest mountains in West Virginia, Cass Scenic Railroad features a ride-on steam-powered logging train that climbs even higher above the town of Cass. Cass Scenic RR is a great mid-summer destination in cool mountains.

Irish Road Bowling begins at 1:30 p.m. and takes place on Edray Road in Cass, WV. Park guidelines are observed. The event is competitive, as well as family oriented, with children to enjoy outdoors recreation with parents and family. For registration and details, contact David Powell with WVIRB at 202-387-1680. For other Irish Road Bowling events at WV State Parks and across West Virginia, visit www.wvirishroadbowling.com.

About Irish Road Bowling. Irish Road Bowling is primarily played in County Armagh in Northern Ireland and in County Cork in Southern Ireland. It consists of a ball made of iron and steel that is heavy enough to pick up speed, yet small enough for any person to handle. Besides the basic rules and terms, all you do is hurl this 28 oz. “bowl” with an underhand motion over a 1 to 2 mile country road and see how far it goes! Scored like golf, the fewest number of shots from the start to the finish line wins.

The West Virginia Irish Road Bowling Association (WVIRBA) is a federal 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded December 8, 2008, and also registered in 2008 with the Secretary of State of West Virginia. WVIRB’s mission includes preserving and protecting the ancient Irish sport of road bowling, also called Irish long bullets, in the State of West Virginia; to follow the highest standards of sportsmanship in all of our activities; to teach Irish road bowling to men, women, and children as a sport providing health and physical fitness; and to celebrate nature and the scenic beauty of the country roads of West Virginia.

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  • Start Date: July 11, 2020

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