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Posted by Digas on November 14, 2003 at 23:59:43:
Studying the history of castlebar im more than taken by
the records that show that it was governed by people
who were or would have been more than happy to stay English.
If you look at the streets names the majority are named after
our english dominants ,Lucan,Spencer,Richard,Thomas,Charles,
Ellison,Tucker,NewAntrim or are diameticly opposed,Staball
Rush and after independce Mc Hale,St Patricks,Marion,St Bridgets
My thinking is that we ?? would have been happy to stay,or
very happy to be part of the British Commonwealth if the
merchants of this town had their( when the adult sufferage
extended to them and them alone) way.Should this town have
as is the case in Ballina all its streets renamed in the nationalistic
tradition to Irsh patriots as was agreed back in the 1920s
but blocked by her Majestys government.
Of course that argument is absurd that we would want to stay
British/English but have we failed our kin by not accepting
our predeccors wishes.
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