Crookedwood

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Crookedwood
Tigh Munna
Town
Crookedwood is located in Ireland
Crookedwood
Crookedwood
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°37′48″N 7°17′00″W / 53.63000°N 7.28333°W / 53.63000; -7.28333Coordinates: 53°37′48″N 7°17′00″W / 53.63000°N 7.28333°W / 53.63000; -7.28333
Country Ireland
Province Leinster
County County Westmeath
Elevation 118 m (387 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Urban 326
 • Rural 355
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference N465616
Website www.westmeathcoco.ie

Crookedwood is a small village in County Westmeath on the R394 regional road.

Overlooked by the dominating hill of Knockeyon to the north, the village rests between the pine-covered hills as they roll down towards Lough Derravaragh, and located about 8 km north of Mullingar, at the south-eastern tip of the Lough.

Similar to Lough Lene, in Collinstown, the nearby Lough Derravaragh fishing interests are also promoted by the Crookedwood community to the European and occasional American tourist.

Historically it was called Taghmon (Irish: Tigh Munna), after the townland it occupies.[1]


Transport[edit]

Bus Éireann route 447 provides a link to Mullingar on Thursdays only.[2] The nearest rail service can be accessed at Mullingar railway station approximately 11km distant.

Sport[edit]

The local hurling club, Crookedwood G.A.A, play in the Senior division of the Westmeath hurling championship.

Gallery[edit]

 
 

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland (see archival records)
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-10-25. Retrieved 2013-05-18. 

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