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Over the last few weeks we have been writing about the building on Earl’s Island which began life as a bleach and flax mill in the 1850s. It was then converted into a jute factory, became a bonded warehouse, a factory for making cannon shells during World War I, and was occupied by the 6th Dragoon Guards and the 17th Lancers during the War of Independence. After the British army left, it was vacant for a while before being converted into a factory known as IMI, or Irish Metal Industries.
The issue of a takeaway restaurant in Castlebar operating outside the remit of its planning permission raised its head again at the June meeting of Castlebar Town Council. Independent councillor Michael Kilcoyne raised the issue as there was an application on the planning list for the retention planning permission for a premises on New Antrim Street, Castlebar. Cllr Kilcoyne queried what was the situation with the application; acting town clerk Nora Coyne told the meeting that the application had been refused.
In the early 1950s the chain of shops owned by Woolworths was expanding, but it did experience some difficulty establishing a branch in Galway. It appears some councillors and retailers resisted the move, but after several failed attempts, ‘Woolies’ (as it became known), acquired the former site of the old Royal Hotel on the Square. Woolies knocked the hotel and put up a purpose built retail store. As the day of the opening approached, local interest became intense.