Cloghan, County Offaly

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Cloghan
An Clochán
Town
Cloghan is located in Ireland
Cloghan
Cloghan
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°08′N 7°32′W / 53.13°N 7.53°W / 53.13; -7.53Coordinates: 53°08′N 7°32′W / 53.13°N 7.53°W / 53.13; -7.53
Country Ireland
Province Leinster
County Offaly
Elevation 55 m (180 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Urban 612
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference N075196

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][citation needed] Cloghan was once one of Ireland's great centres of trade and ancient Roman coins have been discovered throughout the town and surrounding countryside.[citation needed]

Education[edit]

Cloghan has one primary school, St. Mary's National School.[1]

Economy[edit]

Cloghan is home to Hugo Loonam Motors on Ferbane Street,[2] 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.[citation needed]

Transport[edit]

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.[3]

Sport[edit]

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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References[edit]

  1. ^ "St. Mary's National School | Website". stmarysnscloghan.ie. Retrieved 2016-03-07. 
  2. ^ "Hugo Loonam Motors". Hugo Loonam Motors. Retrieved 2016-03-07. 
  3. ^ "Belmont and Cloghan station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2007-09-12.