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Roscommon, Castlerea and Strokestown are towns[edit]

Roscommon is the county town of County Roscommon. The main towns of County Roscommon are Roscommon, Strokestown, Castlerea and Boyle. It does not make sense to list them as villages. The Irish Government's policy is to reduce the number of local councils. In Ireland, a town council is not an indication of town status. — Preceding unsigned comment added by J.daly2 (talkcontribs) 23:26, 4 August 2012 (UTC)

Every town without a town council, is legally a village. Sorry. See List of cities, boroughs and towns in the Republic of Ireland for an explanation. The Banner talk 23:54, 4 August 2012 (UTC)

Time to revisit the criteria for classification of towns[edit]

As all town councils have now been abolished in Ireland,[1] perhaps it is time for the criteria for classification of towns on Wikipedia to be revisited.

This template does not reflect the real situation in County Roscommon, where it is accepted (and never refuted, except by Wikipedia) that the towns of County Roscommon are Strokestown, Castlerea, Roscommon and Boyle; with parts of Athlone and Carrick-on-Shannon also located within the county's boundaries.

I like to point you to the discussion here. The most clear point in this discussion, was that it is difficult to say when a town officially a town is. We should continue the discussion there. The Banner talk 23:50, 10 November 2012 (UTC)

Under the proposed new criteria for classification of Irish towns on Wikipedia, I would submit that: 1. Strokestown is a town, by virtue of holding market rights.[2] 2. Roscommon is a town, by virtue of having more than 2500 inhabitants.[3] 3. Castlerea is a town, by virtue of having more than 2500 inhabitants.[4] JD2 (talk) 23:54, 20 November 2012 (UTC)

No problem The Banner talk 06:57, 21 November 2012 (UTC)
  1. ^ "Can we get by without our friendly local town councillors?". Irish Times. 20-10-2012. Retrieved 10-11-2012.  Check date values in: |accessdate=, |date= (help)
  2. ^ 'The Strokestown Park Archive', History Ireland (1995) 3(4): 16
  3. ^ http://www.firebird.net/roscommon/roscommon.htm
  4. ^ http://www.firebird.net/roscommon/castlerea.htm