Ringboards- North Ireland

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Information about Ringboards- North Ireland

Published on May 19, 2016

Author: VasilicaGazdac

Source: slideshare.net

1. Rings: An Old Irish Game Getting a New Lease on Life thanks to ERASMUS+ • Back in the 1930s, 40s, 50s and ’60s, rings was a common game in many rural Irish households. • Rings is simply a wooden board with 13 hooks mounted on the wall, at which you toss six rubber rings – like a much safer game of Darts! • Play today in Ireland is regional, but it is growing annually and there are small and dedicated groups of “ringers” who frequent pubs/community halls to play.

2. Ringboards For Schools • Northern Ireland Curriculum wants children to develop their numeracy skills through real-life experiences and through investigative play.‘The game of rings should be considered for all schools throughout the world as a brilliant teaching aid.’ -The World Ringboard Academy. Ringboards are excellent tools for… - Developing organisational skills The class could be allowed to organize and run its own tournaments. (Inter- Generational Day) -Practicing mental arithmetic The rules of ringboard necessitate quick mental arithmetic and hand to eye co-ordination, while promoting safe fun.

3. The St. Colman’s P.S., Annaclone Story • The idea of Irish Ringboards came from this country and this man… • Kevin O’Neill had never heard of it! • We soon put him right!

4. Construction • Wealth of local skilled tradesmen in the local area of Annaclone. • Key to upskill our children and discuss the craft. • 12 boards cut with a jig- saw using the manufactured game as the template. • Sheet of MDF used

5. • Short Video Clip of The Construction Process. • Big thank-you to Richard Hamilton (expert!) New Skills - Varnishing - Drilling - Sanding - Hooking - Templating

6. Childrens’ Competition – April 29 2016

7. Ringboards will be played by Three Generations on June 9 and by local Primary Schools at our Sports’ Day and ERASMUS+ Intergenerational Day.

8. European Championships Irish Ringboard

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