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An Creagán Bán
Cregganbaun School
Cregganbaun School
Cregganbaun is located in Ireland
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
Country Ireland
Province Connacht
County County Mayo
Elevation 57 m (187 ft)
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference L806737

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


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]


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

See also[edit]


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