Goulane

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Goulane West or Gowlan West[1] (Irish: An Gabhlán Thiar) is a small village located two miles southeast of Clifden in County Galway, Ireland. It is beside the N59 national secondary road. It has a population of 100. To the north of the village is a hilly area which leads to the river. To the south is Killywongaun and a by-road which leads to Clifden and the Dooneen area. The name An Gabhlán means "the small fork".

There is also a Gowlan East or An Gabhlán Thoir in nearby Carna. Goulane is home to good footballers and in years gone by the culchys often hammered the townies or as they called them the corner boys the games were held in Curvohil after a hard days work on the farm or bog

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Coordinates: 54°01′01″N 9°33′19″W / 54.01694°N 9.55528°W / 54.01694; -9.55528