Cregganbaun

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Cregganbaun

An Creagán Bán
Town
Cregganbaun School
Cregganbaun School
Cregganbaun is located in Ireland
Cregganbaun
Cregganbaun
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°42′00″N 9°48′27″W / 53.7000°N 9.8075°W / 53.7000; -9.8075Coordinates: 53°42′00″N 9°48′27″W / 53.7000°N 9.8075°W / 53.7000; -9.8075
CountryIreland
ProvinceConnacht
CountyCounty Mayo
Elevation
57 m (187 ft)
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-1 (IST (WEST))
Irish Grid ReferenceL806737

Cregganbaun (Irish: An Creagán Bán) is a village in County Mayo, Ireland.

Geology[edit]

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.[1]

Education[edit]

Cregganbaun National School is now disused and local children travel to modern schools at Killeen or Louisburgh.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "No mining Croagh Patrick". The Mayo News (6 November 2007). Retrieved 7 March 2009.
  2. ^ "Cregganbaun School". Geograph. Retrieved 7 March 2009.