Collooney

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Collooney
Cúil Mhuine
Town
Main Street
Main Street
Collooney is located in Ireland
Collooney
Collooney
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 54°10′59″N 8°29′31″W / 54.183°N 8.492°W / 54.183; -8.492Coordinates: 54°10′59″N 8°29′31″W / 54.183°N 8.492°W / 54.183; -8.492
Country Ireland
Province Connacht
County County Sligo
Elevation 62 m (203 ft)
Population (2016)[1]
 • Total 1,610
Time zone UTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-1 (IST (WEST))
Irish Grid Reference G674261

Collooney or Coloony (Irish: Cúil Mhuine, meaning "nook of the thicket"[2]) is a town in County Sligo, Ireland.

Transport[edit]

Collooney is located just off the N4 (Dublin to Sligo) and N17 (Sligo to Galway) roads, having been bypassed twice, by the N4 in 1998, and the N17 in 1992, and is the meeting point of both roads.

Sligo–Dublin line railway station

The town was a significant railway centre, with no less than four railway stations. In addition to the one remaining Collooney railway station, opened on 3 December 1862,[3] (on the railway from Dublin to Sligo) there was a station on the line to Claremorris (The Western Railway Corridor) and on the Sligo, Leitrim and Northern Counties Railway line to Enniskillen.

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External links[edit]

Media related to Collooney at Wikimedia Commons

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population and Actual and Percentage Change 2011 to 2016". Central Statistics Office (Ireland). Retrieved 2017-12-03. 
  2. ^ "Cúil Mhuine/Collooney". Placenames Database of Ireland. Government of Ireland - Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and Dublin City University. Retrieved 2017-12-03. 
  3. ^ "Collooney station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2007-09-07.