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Athleague (Irish: Áth Liag (na Sioca), meaning "ford of the flagstones") is a town and a parish in the Diocese of Elphin on the River Suck in the west of Ireland in County Roscommon, near the town of Roscommon.
Its church was founded sometime around 500 by Maenucan Atha Liacc ('Maonagán of Athleague'). The name is derived from Áth Liag ('the ford of the flagstones'), indicating its importance as a major crossing point between the kingdoms of the Uí Maine and Uí Briúin
It is on the junction of the N63 national route and the R357 regional road. The town has a mill and a restored church. The church is the local parish for the surrounding towns. It is mentioned a number of times in the Annals of Connacht, the Annals of Lough Cé and the Annals of the Four Masters.
Townlands served by Athleague parish
The parish serves the townlands in County Galway that abut with County Roscommon.
- Coalpits in County Galway
- Coolaspaddaun with its cemetery
- Hollygrove in County Galway
- Monasternalea with its cemetery
From the Annals of Inisfallen
- "Census 2006 – Volume 1 – Population Classified by Area" (PDF). Central Statistics Office Census 2006 Reports. Central Statistics Office Ireland. April 2007. Archived (PDF) from the original on 7 June 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-10.
- "Placenames Database of Ireland". Government of Ireland. Retrieved 10 June 2011.
- 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1883,' Biographical Sketch of Thomas Curley, pg. 487
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