There are events around the world such as the Bull Running in Pamplona or the final stage of the Tour de France in Paris that are unique. Cobh claims the title for holding the world’s most unique and fun lottery. It is a lottery like no other that uses over 6,000 numbered balls that are released at the top of a steep hill nicknamed the Deck of Cards. The hill has 25 houses stacked up against each other on the hillside. Once released the thousands and thousands of numbered coloured balls cascade and bounce their way down the ridged surface of the roadway.
Come to Cobh on 4th August 2014 to see something uniquely Cobh, uniquely Irish and something that will remain in your memory forever. It happens just once a year so planning to see it is essential.
Will it be the excitement of the children intent on propelling the balls even faster down the hill, the unique sound of the clinking of balls or the bustle of the gatherers at the finish line intent on saving as many balls as possible for next year that becomes your abiding memory.
Be a part of it. Come to Cobh, buy your ball for just €2 and hope that your ball is one of the first four balls past the post to win a cash prize.
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