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Laws of the Game of Bowls

The Laws of the Sport of Bowls are subject to copyright as detailed in the content.  You can view the laws by clicking on the attached photograh.  If you require a paper version of the laws copies of the  booklet can be obtained from the Secretary of the Irish Bowling Association (IBA).  See 

IBA Honorary Secretary

for contact details.


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Brendan O’Malley RIP

It is with regret that I report on the death of Brendan O’Malley.  Brendan was President of the BLI in 1991 and the following year took over the role of Honorary Treasurer.  He served as Treasurer of the BLI until 2006 when he retired in order to take up the roll of IBA President.  I personally new Brendan whom I worked with many years ago.  When I first stepped on a bowling green it was Brendan who showed me how to hold the bowl and explained to me what the bias is all about.  He will be missed.  The BLI offer their sympathies to his wife Helen and his sons Stephen and Killian and extended family.

The Funeral Mass for Brendan will take place at 11oc in the Church of St Jude the Apostle, Templeogue on Friday (November 19) which may be viewed through the parish web camera at: followed by committal in Newlands Crematorium.

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Guide to this website


If you are having problems finding your way around this website hopefully the guide below will help you find what you are looking for.

Website Guide


Welcome to the official site of the Bowling League of Ireland and the Ladies Bowling League of Ireland.

Irish Lawn Bowls is the combination of the Bowling League of Ireland (BLI) and the Ladies Bowling League of Ireland (LBLI), the governing body for Lawn Bowls in the Republic of Ireland. The game is fast growing with clubs now in the following counties: Cork, Dublin, Kildare, Limerick, Meath, Offaly, Sligo, Waterford, and Wicklow. There are however many other counties where clubs are in the process of being formed.

Lawn bowls is a sport for all ages with competitors aged from under 10 to almost 100 currently playing in BLI/LBLI affiliated clubs. 

If you are new to the sport of bowls and want to find out how to play the game have a look at the following link which will help you find out how to play.

Link to How to Bowl


Map of Bowling Clubs within the BLI / LBLI 

Click on the “view larger map” button at the top right of picture for more details.  Note the details are what the individual club has put on Google and may not always be a 100% correct.  

A full list of BLI Member clubs together with their website details can be found at

BLI Clubs 

For club addresses and Secretary Details see

Club Secretaries

Welcome to the BLI / LBLI Blog

Here will be posted various notice that we want to bring to your attention