The Jackie Clarke Collection | Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday 12pm - 5pm | Free Admission

Tuesday, 13 April 2021 12:05

Ballina Street Names

“I have often walked down this street before ...” ?

 
On this day in 1960, the Ballina Herald reminded us of changes made to Ballina street names following independence in 1922. The new names had been proposed by Senator Tom Ruane and honoured local & national patriots who had fought for our nation’s freedom.
 
In 1960, it was noted that locals continued to use the “old” names that they had been so long accustomed to.
 
Indeed even today -almost 100 years after it was renamed -it is not uncommon to hear O’Rahilly Street referred to as King Street!
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Specialist tours can be booked in advance by emailing clarkecollection@mayococo.ie or by phoning (096) 73508.

Contact

The Jackie Clarke Collection
Pearse Street, Ballina, Co. Mayo, Ireland

T: + 353 (0)96 73508
W: www.clarkecollection.ie
E: clarkecollection@mayococo.ie

Opening Times

Tuesday to Saturday: 12pm to 5pm
Entrance is located at the side of the building on Walsh Street.

 

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