Cross, County Clare

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Cross
An Chrois
Village
Cross is located in Ireland
Cross
Cross
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°35′55.12″N 9°46′15.67″W / 52.5986444°N 9.7710194°W / 52.5986444; -9.7710194Coordinates: 52°35′55.12″N 9°46′15.67″W / 52.5986444°N 9.7710194°W / 52.5986444; -9.7710194
Country Ireland
Province Munster
County County Clare
Elevation 45 m (148 ft)
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference Q807509

Cross (Irish: An Chrois, meaning "the cross")[1] is a townland and small village in County Clare, Ireland in the Catholic parish of Cross (Kilballyowen).

Location[edit]

The village of Cross is located on the Loop Head Peninsula, west of Carrigaholt on the road to Kilbaha. It is is the civil parish of Kilballyowen.[2] The name could be derived from a cross related to the old church of Killballyowen. It is more likely that the village is named after a once important road crossing as Cross is located in the center of the Loop Head Peninsula.[3]

Facilities[edit]

Cross is home of the local Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) club.[4] The GAA football club of Naomh Eoin was founded on 6 January 1974. It is based at Pairc Eoin.[5] The village gives its name to the parish of Cross (Kilballyowen) in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Killaloe. Cross contains the parish church of Our Lady of Lourdes.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "An Chrois / Cross". Government of Ireland. Retrieved 27 June 2011. 
  2. ^ County Clare, A History and Topography. - 1995, CLASP Press. Original 1837. ISBN 1-900545-07-1
  3. ^ A History of County Clare, Seán Spellissy. - 2003, Gill & Macmillan. ISBN 0-7171-3460-1. Page 94
  4. ^ "Cross Village, Co. Clare". Kilballyowen Development Company. Retrieved 2014-04-03. 
  5. ^ "Naomh Eoin GAA". Kilballyowen Development Company. Retrieved 2014-04-03. 
  6. ^ "Cross (Kilballyowen)". Diocese of Killaloe. Retrieved 2014-03-31.