Re: Old St. Mary's


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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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