The people of Killarney vote on whether the street names of the town should be changed.
The people of Killarney vote on whether the street names of the town should be changed. The result of the vote was that no change to the street names would take place. The divisive vote centred on whether or not the street names of Killarney should be changed from English names to Irish names, to honour Irish patriots.
Out of 31 voters from Henn Street 13 voted for and 13 voted against the proposal to change the street names. Five did not vote.
One local comments,
It would cost us a lot of money to change the name of the street.
I believe that these old names are part of Killarney's history and should be left alone.
Mr. Clifford, a shopkeeper and urban counciller, comments on the outcome of the vote and responds to the suggestion that the voters chose pocket over patriotism.
A Newsbeat report broadcast on 6 December 1965.