Granagh

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Granagh

An Greanach
Village
Granagh is located in Ireland
Granagh
Granagh
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°27′36″N 08°45′50″W / 52.46000°N 8.76389°W / 52.46000; -8.76389Coordinates: 52°27′36″N 08°45′50″W / 52.46000°N 8.76389°W / 52.46000; -8.76389
CountryIreland
ProvinceMunster
CountyCounty Limerick
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-1 (IST (WEST))

Granagh (Irish An Greanach = Gravely place) is a small village in County Limerick, Ireland located close to the N20 between Croom and Charleville.[1] Granagh is a chapel village (a village that grew up around the church).[2]

Granagh is noted within County Limerick for its very successful Amateur Drama society, who over the last 10 years have staged 10 extremely successful plays in the local Community hall. To date these have included Sive, Poor Beast in the Rain, The Field, The Shaughraun, Tarry Flynn, London Assurance, The Honey Spike, The Buds of Ballybunion, Second Honeymoon, The Hostage and The Chastitute

Granagh Ballingarry also have a highly successful camogie team, winners of numerous All-Ireland club titles.

Archaeology[edit]

The Blessed Well or St John's Well was a small holy well surrounded by thorn bushes inside north fence of road 400 yards west of Granagh Catholic church.[3] Construction of the creamery and concrete yard appears to have removed all traces of the holy well and no archaeological features or finds were uncovered in the monitored area.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Placenames Database of Ireland". Dublin City University. Retrieved 29 November 2014.
  2. ^ "Ballingarry-Granagh Parish". Mary Immaculate College. Retrieved 29 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Archaeological Survey Database SMR No LI038-032". National Monuments Service. Retrieved 29 November 2014.
  4. ^ "Excavations.ie number: 2006:1269". Excavations.ie. Retrieved 29 November 2014.

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