Kilcolgan

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Kilcolgan
Town
Kilcolgan Castle
Kilcolgan Castle
Kilcolgan is located in Ireland
Kilcolgan
Kilcolgan
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°12′45″N 8°52′21″W / 53.212466°N 8.872433°W / 53.212466; -8.872433Coordinates: 53°12′45″N 8°52′21″W / 53.212466°N 8.872433°W / 53.212466; -8.872433
Country Ireland
Province Connacht
County County Galway
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference M409203

Kilcolgan (Irish: Cill Cholgáin, meaning "Colgan's church"),[1] is a village on the mouth of the Kilcolgan River at Dunkellin Bay in County Galway, Ireland. The N18 passes through the settlement, which lies between Gort and Clarinbridge. There are also two public houses, Donoghue's and Raftery's Rest (a public house where, supposedly, the bard Raftery once stayed).

Places of interest[edit]

  • Kilcolgan Bridge, late 18th century stone bridge[2]
  • Kilcolgan Castle, Gothic Revival country house[3]
  • St Sourney (Sairnait)'s church and well, a religious site dating from the 6th Century with a fine 11th-century gothic carved doorway, a 19th-century mausoleum (celebrated by the poet John Betjeman) and adjoining graveyard.
  • Moran's Oyster Cottage, historic restaurant located in a traditional thatched cottage, established in the 1760s, operated by seven generations of the same family.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kilcolgan, Irish Placenames Database, logainm.ie. Retrieved 2010-08-04.
  2. ^ "Kilcolgan Bridge, County Galway". National Inventory of Architectural Heritage. Retrieved 2013-01-30. 
  3. ^ "Kilcolgan Castle, County Galway". National Inventory of Architectural Heritage. Retrieved 2013-01-30. 

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