An Creagán Bán
|Elevation||57 m (187 ft)|
|Time zone||WET (UTC+0)|
|• Summer (DST)||IST (WEST) (UTC-1)|
|Irish Grid Reference||L806737|
In 2007 there were reports of a proposal by a company called Mayo’s Gold to open a niche tourism gold mine in Cregganbaun, and an interpretative visitor centre in Louisburgh. This re-ignited a 20 years controversy when several mining companies attempted to open commercial quantity gold mines on the side of Croagh Patrick and in the Cregganbaun/Doolough region. The principal idea was to develop a national tourism product around a show mine, producing a small amount of gold and not a commercial mining venture.
Cregganbaun National School is now disused and local children travel to modern schools at Killeen or Louisburgh.
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