Posted by murisk on December 28, 2000 at 04:17:44:
In Reply to: Daytime Photographs of Castlebar posted by M on December 26, 2000 at 14:54:46:
M - the photos here and on the main BB are wonderful. Keep up the good work.
The photos of Castlebar under snow bring back fond memories of tobogganing
on the hill on the Newport Road side of the lake, and trying to stop before crashing
into the barbed wire at the base; Mr. Nally, the latin teacher in St. Geralds, bicycling
merrily and without apparent care on the ice on the lake; the slide on Church Hill
made by throwing water on the footpath beside Christ Church; and thawing the above
ground segment of our domestic water supply pipe with kettles of hot water (the straw
insulation didn't work). On a historical note, on December 26, 1591, Hugh Roe O'Donnell
escaped from Dublin Castle after 4 years of captivity. He lost toes on both feet due to
frostbite. O'Neill and O'Donnell were defeated at Kinsale on December 24, 1601. Hugh
O'Donnell left Ireland for Spain, never to return, on December 27, 1601.
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