The Run of the Country

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Shane Connaughton  Shane Connaughton was born on the 4th of April in Kingscourt Co. Cavan. He is a writer and an actor. He wrote My Left Foot, The Playboys and The Run of the Country. His first two books were set in Redhills where he grew up. The Playboys and The Run of the Country was filmed there.   The Film Directed by: Peter Yates Written by: Shane Connaughton The cast: Albert Finney, Matt Keeslar, Victoria Smurfit & Anthony Brophy   The Story A local sergeant, with nothing to do hoped for just one murder to solve to make himself famous. His real worry...
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Redhills Garda Station

G Station
Redhills Garda station opened in 1928. It originally had a sergeant and ten guards on duty. It policed a much larger area than before it closed. Originally, the Sergeant and his wife and family lived in married quarters at the rear of the station. Single guards lived in a single “Villette” – a military term for a single dwelling with beds and lockers. There were many border campaigns for troubles in the North of Ireland and extra guards would be needed to do foot patrol. In 1961 the Garda station was reduced to a one grade post and the townlands were reduced to cover Leggykelly, to the n...
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The Village

Redhills
Redhills takes its name from the Irish word Cnoc Rua. This is because of a red iron ore mine was located one and a half miles east of Redhills in a town land called Claragh. Redhills had a Garda station which closed two years ago. This was a very busy station due to its proximity to Northern Ireland. In the 1950’s there was up to twenty Gardaí stationed there because of the trouble in the Northern Ireland. There was also a railway station which passed through Redhills and was used by local people who had to emigrate in the 1950’s and early 60’s. The local GAA opened a new ...
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Redhills Tidy Towns

Redhills
Redhills first got involved with the National Tidy Towns in 1975. At that time all work was done with shovels and brushes because machinery was not available. Back in the early years Tidy Towns was about keeping your village or town litter free and also you were expected to have a few flower beds as these were the areas you were judged on. After having a few lean years Redhills was 'highly recommended' in the Cavan section of the competition in 1984. After that we dropped out for a number of years from 1988 until 2000 due to on going development being carried out in the village over the...
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