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Celebrating 400 years since its incorporation as a royal borough in 1613 by King James l, heritage-rich Carrick-on-Shannon has one of the few remaining workhouses in Ireland (now a part of St. Patrick’s Community Hospital).
The attic sleeping quarters, which have been sensitively restored to original condition with an added reading room, contains historical documents by the Carrick-on-Shannon Heritage Group that identifies and manages the town’s heritage amenities. The Famine Attic Experience is a joint initiative with the pro-active Carrick-on-Shannon & District Historical Society.
[Source: Leitrim Observer]
Four traveler families living on lands just off the Dock Road have vowed to fight the council’s plans to remove them from the site.
It is understood the city council has set a date of early April for the Travelers to be off the land, which borders the Bawney’s Bridge halting site, near the Roches Feeds factory.
A city councilor – who did not wish to be identified – said because the caravans do not lie on the halting site themselves, they are illegally parked.
This, they said, is why the council is taking action over an issue that has been a source of contention for a number of years.
[Source: Limerick Leader]
A delegation from the Mexican town to which Longford will be twinned with within weeks cannot be present on St. Patrick’s Day as planned, due to a change in government in Mexico, the Leader has learned.
Representatives from the town – San Miguel Deallende – will however visit the county town in May when it is expected that the twinning will be signed, sealed and delivered, and new trade and educational links established between the sides.
Speaking to the Leader, Town Clerk Dan Rooney said that the visit had been “rescheduled” and he pointed to a meeting that took place between Longford representatives and the Mexican Ambassador Carlos Eugenio Garcia de Alba on Monday, March 4, at his Excellency’s residence in Dublin.
[Source: Longford Leader]
The tragic death of a Dundalk mother-of-three at Giles Quay on the Cooley Pennisula has been described a “personal tragedy” by local Gardaí (police).
A forensic examination was carried out two weekends ago on the remains of the woman’s body, which was recovered from the burnt-out shell of her father-in-law’s car on Thursday evening, March 28.
A postmortem was carried out by Deputy State Pathologist Dr. Khalid Jabbar the next morning.
The paper understands that a fire that was started in the car led to an explosion that claimed the life of the 50-year-old woman from the O’Hanlon Park area of Dundalk.
[Source: Dundalk Democrat]
Westport-based snapper Michael McLaughlin left the Irish Professional Photographers Association (I.P.P.A.) National Photographic Awards last Thursday, February 28, in Dublin with three prestigious awards.
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