Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Guinness world record lease is held in Council archives in Mullingar

Local historian Jason McKevitt has hailed the historical importance of a Guinness World Record holding lease held in Westmeath County Council’s archives, which questions the ownership of Columb Barracks.

In 1868, Lord Greville leased land to the UK’s Secretary of State for War (Defence Minister) to be used as a septic tank to treat waste coming from Columb Barracks.

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