Cloghan, County Offaly

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An Clochán
Cloghan is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°08′N 7°32′W / 53.13°N 7.53°W / 53.13; -7.53Coordinates: 53°08′N 7°32′W / 53.13°N 7.53°W / 53.13; -7.53
Country Ireland
Province Leinster
County Offaly
Elevation 55 m (180 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Urban 503
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference N075196

Cloghan (Irish: An Clochán) is a town in County Offaly, Ireland, located at the intersection of the N62 National secondary road and the R356 and R357 regional roads. It is one of the few places in the world in which a traffic roundabout is called "The Square". Cloghan was once one of Ireland's great centres of trade and ancient Roman coins have been discovered throughout the town and surrounding countryside.


  • Belmont and Cloghan railway station opened on 29 May 1884, closed for passenger traffic on 24 February 1947, and finally closed altogether on 1 January 1963.[1]


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  1. ^ "Belmont and Cloghan station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2007-09-12.