Posted by Mogli on April 22, 2002 at 13:59:24:
In Reply to: Re: Castlebar History - what, not electronic? posted by Maybe on April 22, 2002 at 11:22:49:
Every class that ever went through any of the national or secondary schools in this town has prepared a potted history of Castlebar without the benefit of the internet - it goes like this: Barry built a castle but it's no longer there even though the town is still called after Barrys castle. Then they diverted the river. Then the French came then the famine and some Lucan fellow owned a lot of land and played cricket. But very little history before 1700. Same for the CT it's only around for a century and a half or so. But there's loads of online history available. The nostalgia board here covers recent history in some detail and there's a lot of roots and genealogy items. Some of the clubs have quite detailed histories too on their web sites - Mitchels etc. (there's even an online video of 70 years of McHale Park history), but all in the last century or so. Some local Titanic survivors featured the other day. Plenty of online photographs too of the historic sites and plaques around the town - especially year of the french stuff.
Christy? Lawless is the guy for prehistory having excavated a lot of fulacht fia and examined the many ring forts out around Turlough which was probably the centre of medieval or prehistory Castlebar. Not a lot happened in pre-history Castlebar.