Castlebar



noun
the county town of Co Mayo, Republic of Ireland; site of the battle (1798) between the French and British known as Castlebar Races. Pop: 11 371 (2002)
Historical Examples

Would you have me send the bell-man screaming in the streets of castlebar?
The Playboy of the Western World J. M. Synge

My short residence at castlebar did not tend to controvert these impressions.
Maurice Tiernay Soldier of Fortune Charles James Lever

You have perhaps heard already of my affair at castlebar with Mr. Fitzgerald.
Memoirs of the Courts and Cabinets of George the Third The Duke of Buckingham and Chandos

In May, it is announced that fever continued to rage with unabated fury at castlebar.
The History of the Great Irish Famine of 1847 (3rd ed.) (1902) John O’Rourke

With only 800 men, and a considerable number of irregular rebels, he advanced against Lake, who had an army of 3000 at castlebar.
A History of England, Period III. Rev. J. Franck Bright

In times long ago there was a poor widow living near castlebar, in the County Mayo.
Legends of Saints & Sinners Douglas Hyde

The schists and gneisses of the Ox Mountain axis also enter the county north of castlebar.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 17, Slice 8 Various

The last-named place is famous for its round tower and that invasion of the French in ’98, which led to “castlebar Races.”
Disturbed Ireland Bernard H. Becker

A small French force under Humbert afterwards landed, and at castlebar put the militia to shameful flight.
Irish History and the Irish Question Goldwin Smith

It includes the wide undulating plain that extends from Manulla Junction to castlebar.
Insula Sanctorum et Doctorum John Healy

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