Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Photos Tuesday Market / Town Hall

The two photographs I have chosen for this week reflect the huge changes which have taken place in Athy over the last ten years or so.  The Tuesday market has been a regular weekly occurrence in Athy ever since Henry VIII of England granted a Charter to the town in 1515.  The second hand clothes market was an important and an essential facility for those families caught in the throes of economic deprivation.  The Town Hall shown in the second photograph reflected the poverty of the town, its rundown state belyies its status as the principle building in Athy

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