Coolaney

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Coolaney
Cúil Áine
Town
Coolaney-entrance.jpg
Coolaney is located in Ireland
Coolaney
Coolaney
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 54°10′41″N 8°35′59″W / 54.1781°N 8.5997°W / 54.1781; -8.5997Coordinates: 54°10′41″N 8°35′59″W / 54.1781°N 8.5997°W / 54.1781; -8.5997
Country Ireland
Province Connacht
County County Sligo
Elevation 60 m (200 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 866
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference G608256

Coolaney (Irish: Cúil Áine, meaning "Áine's Corner") is a village in County Sligo, Ireland. Coolaney sits at the foot of the Ox Mountains with the river Owen Beg running through it around which is a beautiful walk. The remains of an old mill are located along the riverside walk, and the remains of the sluices under the mill can still be clearly seen, as well as the outfalls into the nearby river.

The village of Coolaney has no church within it. The parish church is located in Rockfield which is 1/2 mile away from Coolaney. Across from St.Joseph's Church is the National School, Rockfield N.S. The village also features a war memorial to a local man who died during the Irish Civil War of 1922-1923 between the Anti-Treaty IRA forces and the Irish Free State Army.

An old railway line, no longer in use, runs through the village.

Mullagh Lough to the NW of Coolaney village is open to fishing although there are only a few fish in at the moment.

There is a lovely riparian walk in Coolaney, and the village won tidiest town in Co. Sligo several times in a row.

In total, Coolaney won the tidiest town in Sligo over 12 times.

Coolaney also features an ancient earthen mound called the fairy fort in the new development of Fort Haven, where by local folklore fairies are reported to have lived in ancient times, and development is not allowed there by Irish law.

Coolaney has a village plan, adopted by Sligo County Council.[1]

Coolaney has a population of around 1,000 people and continues to grow.

Every year Coolaney holds a summer festival.

Coolaney and nearby village Mullinabreena are a combined Gaelic Football team.

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Coolaney Gallery[edit]