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Casla is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°17′27″N 9°32′49″W / 53.29083°N 9.54694°W / 53.29083; -9.54694Coordinates: 53°17′27″N 9°32′49″W / 53.29083°N 9.54694°W / 53.29083; -9.54694
Country Ireland
Province Connacht
County County Galway
Elevation 7 m (23 ft)
Irish Grid Reference L968278
Casla is the only official name. The English name Costelloe has no official status.

Casla [1] (Costello or Costelloe) is a Gaeltacht village between Indreabhán (Inverin) and An Cheathrú Rua (Carraroe) in western County Galway, Ireland. It lies on the R336 road beside Clynagh Bay. Casla is the headquarters of RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta. Casla means "(twisting) creek" or "inlet from the sea" in Irish.[2]

It is served by Bus Éireann route 424 from Galway City.

In the novel The Wind Changes by Olivia Manning, set among the Irish independence fighters in 1921, Riordan, the last of the Easter Week 1916 leaders, is to land at the pier in Casla.

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  1. ^ Casla. Irish Placenames Database. Retrieved: 2011-01-04.
  2. ^ Carnie, Andrew. Irish nouns: a reference guide. Oxford University Press, 2008. ISBN 978-0-19-921375-7 p167