Skehana

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Skehana
Sceachana
Town
Skehana is located in Ireland
Skehana
Skehana
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°25′03″N 8°38′09″W / 53.41748°N 8.63571°W / 53.41748; -8.63571Coordinates: 53°25′03″N 8°38′09″W / 53.41748°N 8.63571°W / 53.41748; -8.63571
Country Ireland
Province Connacht
County County Galway
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)

Skehana (Irish: Sceachana) is a small village in County Galway, Ireland. The name Skehana derives from the Irish Sceith eánach meaning "place of the whitethorn".

It is a half parish which is contained within the diocesan parish of Killascobe. It was noted in the literary world in the late 1980s and early 1990s for an annual Arts Festival which was held there. A hurling club exists and has enjoyed many successes in recent years. Two public houses existed in the parish until very recently, Costellos and Screenes. The ruins of an Anglo-Norman tower house, Garbally Castle, exist immediately West of the local national school.

The area is noted for its passionate hurling teams with the cry "Up Skehana" enjoying local and national recognition.

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