Tuesday June 2, 2020

Anglo Avenger’s Achill atonement

Locals slam McNamara’s legacy

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
21st June, 2015
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Achillhenge is not the only mark Joe McNamara has left on his native island’s landscape . Picture: Michael McLaughlin

It has emerged that Joe McNamara, the property developer known as the Anglo Avenger, designed the controversial stone circle Achillhenge to make amends for a failed construction project on his village.

McNamara is best known for driving a cement mixer bearing the words ‘Toxic Bank Anglo’ up to the gates of Leinster House in 2010. But even since he built Achillhenge without planning permission back in November 2011 on a hilltop on Achill Island, his...

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