Crossdoney (Irish: Cros Domhnaigh, meaning "cross of the church") is a village in County Cavan, Ireland. Situated on the R154 regional road where it terminates at a junction with the R198. Peculiarly, all buildings in the village sit on one side of the road, and this gives rise to the widely used local expression: "All to one side like Crossdoney".
Description from Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, 1837
|“||CROSSDONEY, a village and post-town, in the parish of KILMORE, barony of CLONMAHON, county of CAVAN, and province of ULSTER, 4 miles (S.W) from Cavan town, and 59¼ (N.W) from Dublin city; the population is returned with the parish.
This small neat village, containing only 12 houses, is situated on the road from Killesandra to Cavan, and is surrounded by several gentlemen's seats. Fairs are held on April 5th, May 27th, Aug. 26th, and Nov. 17th. Near it is a good bleaching establishment; and at its entrance is Lismore, the seat of Col. Nesbitt, one of the oldest in the county.
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Whartons Travel operate bus route 975 on behalf of the National Transport Authority. It serves Crossdoney four times a day (not Sundays) providing services to Cavan, Arva, Drumlish and Longford, terminating at Longford railway station.
Crossdoney Railway Station
Crossdoney railway station:On the MGWR route between Cavan town and Inny Junction, the line opened first in July 1856, with a branch opened to Killeshandra in 1886. The entire route closed to passengers in 1947, finally closing for goods in January 1960. The Crossdoney station house, waiting room and platforms still remain and although the tracks have long since disappeared the overgrown track bed is still visible as a nostalgic reminder of times past.
- A. D. Mills, 2003, A Dictionary of British Place-Names, Oxford University Press
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