Places of Interest

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Posted by Jean on June 24, 2001 at 16:35:40:

The Imperial Hotel - This late 18th century building was renovated
in the 19th century and still retains much of the character of a
Victorian hotel. The fine stonework of the doorways is set off by
the original gas light over the main door. The interior has examples
of Victorian panelling and woodwork, most notably in the bar and the
diningroom which has remained unaltered for over 100 years. The Hotel
is most notable as the building in which the National Land League was
founded. A plaque to the left of the main door commemorates this.

Glenparke Nursing Home - Originally a a Bridewell and later a Bank.
This building was built in the 1820's.

The Courthouse - Built in the period 1830 - 1835. The imposing classical
columns that dominate the facade are cast iron, one of the earliest
examples of this in the west. Some fine cut stone can be found on the window
sills. The nameplate, high up on the left, is one of the oldest in the town.

As these are all excerpts from "Tourist Guide to Castlebar" I can not vouch
that things are the same as when this booklet was printed. But some interesting

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