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Posted by Re Langans on September 12, 2002 at 14:40:34:

In Reply to: Re: LANGAN'S posted by JDP on September 10, 2002 at 21:09:04:

Langans: Paddy Guthrie, Michael McCarthy, Maggie McCarthy (not related), Michael Treacy, Tommy Kenny, Maggie Carney.Owned by Pat and Jim Langans.Slogan: The noted boot and shoe people. My memory is that you went into the front shop and there were a couple of steps down to another section. Michael Tracey lived in Newtown with his brother Bob and uncle Hughie Hanlon. I believe the Treacys were related to Olivia Knight, who wrote for wrote for 'The Nation' newspaper, founded, I think, by Gavin Duffy. Olivia Knight was born at Rathbawn in Castlebar where a plaque marks her birthplace. She may have had a sister Deborah. Some of the family emigrated to Australia. Father was an engineer. Story documented in past issues of Parish Magazine.Johnny Mee

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