Category Archives: Co Westmeath

Barrack Street: a contested street name

I have always found the street name ‘Barrack Street’ interesting because it is determinedly, unapologetically, literal. There is a barracks here, so that’s what we will call the street. It is similar to ‘Main Street’, an Irish street name whose … Continue reading

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Soldiers’ Homes: a refuge from temptation

‘To provide a home for the soldiers of this garrison, where they can feel that they will be free from the influence of those elements for evil which ever beset a soldiers’ path in every large city.’ 1 This was … Continue reading

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