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I was researching my family in the Ballina Library in 2005 and reading microfilms of what I thought were copies of the Western People from the 1830s, accounts of the cholera epidemic that was spreading though Ireland. There were even gaps in the editions when the epidemic reached Ballina (ca. 1835). Perhaps this was a predecessor newspaper of the Western People that somehow got into the microfilm collection? BTW Ballina was in Co. Sligo until sometime in the later 1800s when it was put into Co. Mayo. Laburke (talk) 21:52, 2 February 2012 (UTC)