Gaslights in Ballinasloe

Tobacco & Snuff

Taylor's Tobacco & Snuff (East Galway Democrat)

Great difficulty presents itself to the stranger at night
‘Owing to the town being without gas at the present time great difficulty presents itself to the stranger at night in making his way through Ballinasloe.  On Thursday night a stranger arrived from Drogheda, and had in the course of his business to pass through Main Street.  Taking the side opposite to the Post Office, on his return after transacting the business, he got as far as the steps of Peter Naughton’s but not observing them in the dark, fell down.  As a result of this his right leg was badly bruised and twisted, and Dr. Collins had to be called in to attend him.  On enquiries it was ascertained he will not be able to get about for some time, and that he will be confined to bed for at least four or five days.’

Extract from East Galway Democrat, 18 November 1916

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