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Fair Green, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway

Fair Green, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway

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Summary

Today we have a magnificent Fair Green in Ballinasloe which if my Irish serves me right translates as "The town of the gatherings (or crowds)". ..There was certainly plenty of room for such gatherings as might assemble here - and not only do we see evidence of that in the wagons and traction engine here, but there's tents on the green in the 2005 OSI ( http://maps.osi.ie/publicviewer/#V2,584912,731086,11,0 ) and 2011 Streetview ( https://www.google.ie/maps/@53.3293045,-8.2287592,3a,30y,74.35h,89.93t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sj3_RjrMBMXtXXSkYe9UUbA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!6m1!1e1 ) that O Mac ( /photos/91549360@N03/ ) and Niall McAuley ( /photos/gnmcauley/ ) shared with us. We don't yet have a date for when our wagons were on the green, but the consensus seems to be that this was late 19th century or perhaps very very early 20th century. ..Thanks also to Beachcomber ( /photos/beachcomberaustralia/ ) for the 19th century contemporary descriptions of fairs on the green.... ...Photographer: Robert French..Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Collection/vtls000313414 ) ..Date: between ca. 1865-1914..NLI Ref: L_CAB_08301 ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000331990 ) ..You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie ( http://catalogue.nli.ie )

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Date

1870 - 1930
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National Library of Ireland
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