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Team Irish Road Bowling: Kanawha State Forest

March 5 All day

As part of Celtic Calling, Kanawha State Forest will be hosting the Irish Road Bowling competition. The event is coordinated by Chris Higgins, from Celtic Calling that is scheduled March 5, 2023. The event is supported by the Kanawha State Forest Foundation.

“The course starts at the Picnic Area (The Pines) located on the left just after Rattlesnake Run.  From there you bowl toward the Nature Center parking area. The course finishes at the giant boulder (Copperhead Rock) on the left of the road by the Spotted Salamander Trail.

Teams will consist of a minimum of 3 bowlers per team. If you haven’t got a team, come anyway and we’ll find you a team the day of the event. Team members will take turns to ‘hurl’ a 28 oz steel ball along the course. The team taking the least number of shots is the winner.

There will be prizes; one for each in the following divisions:

Family Team. A family team must have one member age 14 or younger

Men’s Team

Women’s Team

Co-ed Team

Team Registration starts at 1:30pm, the event starts at 2pm. Entry is free, but a refundable deposit of $5 for your road bowl is payable. 

Donations or memberships to/for the Kanawha State Forest Foundation which makes enhancements to the park can be made at the start line 

About Road Bowling in West Virginia:

Since its start in the village of Ireland, as part of the ‘Irish Spring Festival’, in the 90’s, Irish Road Bowling in West Virginia has grown to over 20 Events organized around the State. The West Virginia Irish Road Bowling Association, has hosted USA national championships in 2006, 2009, 2012, 2015 and 2018 to qualify for the All Ireland Finals. West Virginian Bowlers have represented the US in Ireland at these events. Come and celebrate over 25 years of  WVIRBA.

Kanawha State Forest

United States