At the eastern end of the village is an old Market House. It was taken down and the stones were used for building labourer’s houses. I found out that there were arches in it, so that when a car load of hay or turnips etc. came in, it could come I one arch and drive out the one opposite. Laurencetown was once noted for its markets.
Place: Laurencetown, Co. Galway
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