Crossdoney

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Crossdoney on the R154

Crossdoney (Irish: Cros Domhnaigh, meaning "Sunday cross") is a village in County Cavan, Ireland. Situated on the R154 regional road where it terminates at a junction with the R198. Peculiarly, all buildings in the village sit on one side of the road, and this gives rise to the widely used local expression: "All to one side like Crossdoney".[1]

Crossdoney 1837[edit]

Description from Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, 1837

CROSSDONEY, a village and post-town, in the parish of KILMORE, barony of CLONMAHON, county of CAVAN, and province of ULSTER, 4 miles (S.W) from Cavan town, and 59¼ (N.W) from Dublin city; the population is returned with the parish. This small neat village, containing only 12 houses, is situated on the road from Killesandra to Cavan, and is surrounded by several gentlemen's seats. Fairs are held on April 5th, May 27th, Aug. 26th, and Nov. 17th. Near it is a good bleaching establishment; and at its entrance is Lismore, the seat of Col. Nesbitt, one of the oldest in the county.

Transport[edit]

Bus[edit]

Whartons Travel operate bus route 975 on behalf of the National Transport Authority. It serves Crossdoney five times daily in each direction (no Sunday service) providing services to Cavan, Arva, Drumlish and Longford, terminating at Longford railway station.[2][3]

Rail[edit]

Crossdoney railway station: On the MGWR line between Cavan town and Inny Junction, the line opened first in July 1856, with a branch opened to Killeshandra in 1886. The entire route closed to passengers in 1947, finally closing for goods in January 1960. The Crossdoney station house is now a private residence.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bringing Lismore back from the dead". Anglo Celt. Retrieved 10 August 2020.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 18 December 2017. Retrieved 7 August 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 9 February 2013. Retrieved 19 December 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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Coordinates: 53°56′N 7°25′W / 53.933°N 7.417°W / 53.933; -7.417