Hurlers Cross

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Hurlers Cross
Cros an Iománaí
Village
Hurlers Cross seen from the old road
Hurlers Cross seen from the old road
Hurlers Cross is located in Ireland
Hurlers Cross
Hurlers Cross
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°43′01″N 8°50′51″W / 52.7170°N 8.8474°W / 52.7170; -8.8474Coordinates: 52°43′01″N 8°50′51″W / 52.7170°N 8.8474°W / 52.7170; -8.8474
Country Ireland
Province Munster
County County Clare
Elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Urban 8,561
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference R402624
Website www.shannon.ie

Hurlers Cross (Irish: Cros an Iománaí) is a small village in County Clare, situated close to Shannon Town and 6 km from both Sixmilebridge and Newmarket-on-Fergus. It forms a part of Newmarket-on-Fergus parish.

The name is derived from the meeting of three roads: to Shannon, Ennis and Limerick. The last named is now closed off at the western end of the village, following the opening of a dual-carriageway bypass (N18/N19) serving the Limerick to Ennis route, which has taken away the heavy traffic that was once a feature of Hurlers Cross.

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