‘We let them rot in Cricklewood’


By Caoilfhionn Ni Dhonnabhain (for sluggerotoole.com)

In 1967, eight years before Enda Kenny entered the Dail, another Mayo native John Healy wrote his book ‘No One Shouted Stop - Death of an Irish Town’ chronicling the devastating impact of emigration on the town of Charlestown, County Mayo. As the title suggests the book focused on the failure to act and the complacency that characterised the official response to emigration.

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