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Posted by Fizix on February 27, 2004 at 23:38:11:

Mr Grainger from Belfast tendered for the steamrolling of Spencer St
in 1913.This was to be the first ever steamrolling job in Castlebar
and was a much sought after contract.
In 1918 it was discovered that the 5 sent in by Mr Grainger was
never actually lodged to the accounts of the council in Castlebar.
It was claimed at the time (1918) that the 5 had been paid to Mr
George Virtue Acting Town Clerk.Mr Virtue pointed out that he was
only the deputy for MPDaly who was on holidays and that the 5 was
handed over to him when he returned from his holidays.
I was wondering if the George Virtue was the same family as
the George B Virtue who published litiographs of WHBarlett the famous
artist who did sketches of landscapes in Palestine,the USA but more
importanly of Clew Bay, Pontoon etc.


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