Posted by Brian Hoban on April 28, 2005 at 11:47:54:
In Reply to: Where was the old prison in Castlebar ? posted by Chisler on April 27, 2005 at 13:34:08:
There were a number of old prisons in Castlebar. the earliest prior to 1785) was on the junction of Ellison Street and Castle Street- where Egan's jewellers is now.
The next jail built circa 1785 was on the Mall- now site of Motor Tax Office.George Robert Fitzgerald( the Fighting Fitzgerald )was hung from scaffolding here as it was being built. He was in fact incarcerated in jail at Ellison St.
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