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This is the Official website for both the Bowling League of Ireland (BLI) and the Ladies Bowling League of Ireland (LBLI)

What you need to know if forming a new Bowling Club.

This webpage is meant as a short introduction to the great game of Lawn Bowls as well as some initial guidelines on what you need to do and consider if you wish to start a Lawn Bowling club. If you require additional information please contact the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Bowling League of Ireland by emailing him. You can get his email address at

BLI/BLI Handbook/BLI Officers and Committees   

We very strongly recommend that before committing your club to any building contracts you first consult the BLI.





In order to introduce newcomers to the game of bowls the BLI together with the Ladies Bowling League of Ireland commissioned a short film on the game of bowls. This has now been loaded onto Youtube and can be viewed by clicking on the link across. It takes about 20 minutes to view,

 We have also prepared an introduction to bowls document  that you may find useful. This is a PDF file which you can access by by clicking on the link in the last sentence.  This document includes a short history of the game, how we are structured and some information on how to go about building a green.

You can also read this World Bowls manual which supplies more information on bowling and building a new green.