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Notes on historic sites in Aughaval Parish from the Irish Tourist Association Survey, 1944
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Photograph of Westport Rectory from Irish Tourist Association Survey, 1944
The section dealing with historic sites is taken up with notes on two battles: Inis Aonaigh (or Inisheeny) and Inishraher
Under the heading “Historic houses, burial places” there are notes on Westport Rectory with particular reference to George Birmingham, Canon Hannay, who spent some years there. There are quotations from his book “Pleasant places” Mention is made of James Hardiman, born in Westport, and also the possiblity that Dr. Gilbert of “Gilbert and Sullivan” fame lived in Westport for a time. The surveyor states that he could not verify this.
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