Carrick On Suir
10 km from Poulakerry brings one to the outskirts of the town having passed the Miloko milk products plant (1950) and the Deerpark area where the Davin brothers lived. Maurice was first president of the G.A.A. and its main draftsman of playing rules, an Irish and English champion in hammer throw and shot putt, and world-record-holder in the 56 lbs. throw with follow - a noted Suir oarsman too. Pat broke that record in the now obsolete event and earned immortality with a never-duplicated combination of world records in high jump and long jump, 1880-3.
'Carrick-on-Suir has now left forever the poverty-stricken and depressed past' (power, 1976). Its historian's claim has been proven by the 1981 Census showing an increase of over 11% since 1971. The name which became synonymous with Ireland throughout France and much of Europe following the Tours de France and Paris-Nice races of the early 1980s - ' Ah, Irlande - Sean Kelly' - has been affixed to a square.
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