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By Pat Walsh
The choice of the Mayo county librarian in 1930 must have been uneventful. It used to be not often a vital submit and may were a regimen appointment, but the alternative resulted in a clash that had nationwide effects. It set church opposed to kingdom, county council opposed to govt division or even participants of an identical political occasion opposed to one another. In July 1930, Letitia Dunbar Harrison was once selected by means of an interview panel for the submit of Mayo county librarian. notwithstanding, Mayo County Council refused to advise her appointment, defying a particular guideline from the neighborhood govt division. Such used to be the warmth generated by way of the dispute that it nearly introduced down the Cumann na nGaedheal executive. Why may this sort of probably minor appointment force a central authority to the threshold and set church and country opposed to one another so seriously? Letitia was once a Protestant and a Trinity graduate, and therefore thought of improper for a public submit in a wide Catholic county.
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