History of Castlebar
SOME LOCAL HISTORY LINKS
Short History of Castlebar (by Brian Hoban) is featured on the long-standing Castlebar website - castlebar.ie - this gives a very good outline of setting up Castlebar as a town with its own mayor and corporation and the right to select two MPs to English Parliament.
Bacon Factory Video - 5 min look at the Bacon Factory - Barcastle Meats which covered the entire complex in Moneen where Mulroys Service Station, the bowling alley, cinema and car park leading down to Lidl.
Lucan's Model Farm - Lord Lucan was noted for his Model Farm at Gorteendrunagh/ Guirtin Drunach –meaning little field of strife. The townland is situated in the west side of Castlebar, including a portion of the town. It is recorded in The Field Name Book as containing 243.5 acres statute measure arable and pasture and included the eastern suburbs of Castlebar, the Military Barracks, Lawn house and Demesne and is traversed by several roads.