Monasteraden

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Monasteraden
Mainistir Réadáin
Town
Monasteraden is located in Ireland
Monasteraden
Monasteraden
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°57′00″N 8°30′00″W / 53.9500°N 8.5000°W / 53.9500; -8.5000Coordinates: 53°57′00″N 8°30′00″W / 53.9500°N 8.5000°W / 53.9500; -8.5000
Country Ireland
Province Connacht
County County Sligo
Population (2002)
 • Urban 100
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference G672001

Monasteraden (Irish: Mainistir Réadáin, meaning "Redan's monastery") is a village in County Sligo, Ireland. The village is located on the shores of Lough Gara. St Aiden's church is the village's church. Other sights include Lough Gara Lodge,Slí na Croí's Roundhouse Ecolodge, Drury's pub and the general store. There is a holy well called St Attractas and that is where many people used to get their drinking water The lake is used for fishing and is divided by the bridge at Clooncunny.

Transport[edit]

Island road in Monasteraden used to have many trains passing by on the main Dublin route but that was closed in 1963 and is now a very comfortable home for a local family.

One Bus Eireann service a week stops at Monasteraden on its way to Dublin. The nearest bus station is in Ballaghaderreen, which is about 4 miles away and has several buses travelling to and from Dublin daily. The nearest railway station is in Boyle, some 10 miles away.

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