Cloghan, County Offaly
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Cloghan (Irish: An Clochán) is a town in County Offaly, Ireland, located at the intersection of the N62 National secondary road and the R356 and R357 regional roads. It is one of the few places in the world in which a traffic roundabout is called "The Square".[tone] Cloghan was once one of Ireland's great centres of trade and ancient Roman coins have been discovered throughout the town and surrounding countryside.
Cloghan has one primary school, St. Mary's National School.
Cloghan is home to Hugo Loonam Motors on Ferbane Street, and has a number of shops including a butchers and a Spar store. Cloghan once had five public houses in 1994 but, as of January 2016, has only one remaining.
Belmont and Cloghan railway station opened on 29 May 1884, closed for passenger traffic on 24 February 1947, and finally closed altogether on 1 January 1963.
St. Rynagh's GAA club are based in Cloghan and play their games at the local sports field. The club was founded in 1961 and has since won 16 Offaly Senior Hurling Championships and 5 Offaly County Intermediate Football Championships. The Cloghan pitch is home to the Football aspect of team while the pitch in Banagher is home to the Hurling aspects of the team.
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