Posted by JDP on May 06, 2001 at 21:52:30:
In Reply to: Re: Old St. Mary's posted by Murrisk on May 04, 2001 at 23:41:19:
The Irish Ancestors page of Ireland.com website gives some info. on the County Gaol. Built in 1834 at an expense of £23,000, it is said to have been situated at the southern end of the town, with work rooms and airing yards and a treadmill for raising water. The average number of prisoners in 1835 was 181 and running costs for the year came to £2,083.1.31/2
Other info. -Lough Lannagh is called Lough Lanark. There were 909 houses in the town and a population of 6373 with many of engaged in quarrying limestone for building.
The barracks housed 60 artillery men, 565 infantry and 24 officers
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