Creeslough

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Creeslough
An Craoslach
Town
A view of Creeslough village, taken in 2008
A view of Creeslough village, taken in 2008
Creeslough is located in Ireland
Creeslough
Creeslough
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 55°07′20″N 7°54′22″W / 55.122171°N 7.906036°W / 55.122171; -7.906036Coordinates: 55°07′20″N 7°54′22″W / 55.122171°N 7.906036°W / 55.122171; -7.906036
Country Ireland
Province Ulster
County County Donegal
Population (2011)
 • Total 410
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference C055307
Website www.creeslough.com
Muckish Mountain
Muckish Mountain in the Derryveagh range, near Creeslough, Co. Donegal
St. Michael's
St. Michael's Church, designed by Liam McCormick in 1971

Creeslough (/ˈkrsˌlɒx/; Irish: An Craoslach [ə ˈkˠɾˠiːsˠˌlɑx], meaning ‘The Gorge’ or ‘Throat Lake’) is a village in County Donegal, Ireland, which is located 12 km south of Dunfanaghy on the N56 road, 54 m above sea level and overlooking an arm of Sheephaven Bay. It is a small village, with the population of the surrounding area engaged mainly in agriculture, mostly livestock rearing, as little of the surrounding land is suitable for tillage.

Places of interest[edit]

Nearby attractions include:

Transport[edit]

Creeslough railway station opened on 9 March 1903, closed for passenger traffic on 3 June 1940, and finally closed altogether on 6 January 1947.[6]

Education[edit]

A view of the countryside around Creeslough with Muckish mountain in the background.

Creeslough supports three primary schools:

  • Scoil Mhuire (142 pupils, 2011 figures,[7] Roman Catholic)
  • Creeslough National School (20 pupils, 2011 figures,[8] Church of Ireland)
  • Glassan National School (29 pupils, 2011 figures,[9] Roman Catholic), Glassan National School is located 5 km to the West of Creeslough village.
Clonmass Bay at Ards Forest Park, Creeslough.

People[edit]

In popular culture[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "THE MASSROCK". www.creeslough.com. Retrieved February 17, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Walking Ireland’s Iconic Mountains – Number 2: Muckish". January 20, 2011. Retrieved February 17, 2016. 
  3. ^ The Glover Highlander Walk
  4. ^ "St. Michael's Church". www.dunfanaghy.info. Archived from the original on February 22, 2016. Retrieved February 17, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Liam McCormick - Father of modern Irish church architecture". www.culturenorthernireland.org. April 7, 2006. Retrieved February 17, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Creeslough station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2007-09-23. 
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  10. ^ a b Zibart, Eve (2000). "No News At Throat Lake BookPage review". www.bookpage.com. Retrieved February 17, 2016. 
  11. ^ Sheridan, Kathy (November 9, 1996). "Flamboyant life and death of a billionaire butler". The Irish Times. Retrieved July 9, 2017. 
  12. ^ Gallagher, Bridie. "Noreen Bawn". www.youtube.com. Retrieved March 20, 2016. 

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