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Posted by murrisk on November 06, 2000 at 17:29:56:

The two most prominent heights of land in Castlebar were probably the military barracks overlooking the town towards the northwest, and the old Fair Green which opened onto Upper Chapel Street and Gallows Hill Road.
The Pound Road links the Newport Road to Gallows Hill Road. This road was named for a Pound which was close to its junction with Gallows Hill Road. A Pound was an enclosure in which strayed animals were confined.
Does anyone know where the gallows was located on Gallows Hill Road? It was probably close to the Fair Green for the entertainment or intimidation of the populace, on a site overlooking the town. Present day
Lucan Street used to be known as Collectors Lane. Does anyone know the origins of this name.

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