The purpose of the Badminton Museum of Ireland is to preserve the great heritage of Irish Badminton and to make the general badminton public aware of it.


In this issue I included the image in the Gallery because it showed the ability of Limerick Badminton to put on this type of carnival and was able to attract top class players from all over the country and also involve the best players in the Munster area. This was in war time when travel would have been extremely difficult. The huge posters were certainly eye-catching.

Any Badminton player should appreciate the article "What makes Badminton a Complete Sport" and realise what is really required to achieve the highest standard in the sport. It should also be of interest to those who feel that the game is very simple and lacking in physical and psychological demands. It is the fact that this type of detail is not generally that leads to relatively poor media coverage of the game. This article was printed in World Badminton in 1989.

Readers of the website will notice always acknowledges the source of material displayed. We are receiving increasing donations of memorabilia and will continue to attribute the source. Any material displayed on this website may not be used without the express permission of the Trustees. The Trustees on their part are anxious to publicise Irish Badminton and will normally facilitate any request for display but always on condition that full attribution is given to the source.

I am pleased at the increasing comments that I am receiving through the website and personally and want to emphasise our interest in preserving material of historic interest.

Dick O’Rafferty


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