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Croquet – The Forgotten Irish Sport

This article was commissioned in August 2004 by the Carrickmines Croquet & Lawn Tennis Club. Croquet. Overflowing jugs of frothy Pimms. Cucumber sandwiches sans crust. The gentle thump of mallet and ball. It is all so quintessentially English, isn’t it? And then one delves into the history books and what is revealed? It is now […]
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