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Maigh Cuilinn

Signs outside Moycullen village
Signs outside Moycullen village
Maigh Cuilinn is located in Ireland
Maigh Cuilinn
Maigh Cuilinn
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°20′21″N 9°10′50″W / 53.3391°N 9.18042°W / 53.3391; -9.18042Coordinates: 53°20′21″N 9°10′50″W / 53.3391°N 9.18042°W / 53.3391; -9.18042
CountyCounty Galway
86 m (282 ft)
 • Urban
Irish Grid ReferenceM198329
As this is a Gaeltacht village, the Irish Maigh Cuilinn is the only official name. The anglicized spelling Moycullen has no official standing.

Moycullen (Irish: Maigh Cuilinn) is a Gaeltacht[1] village in County Galway, Ireland, about 10 km (7 mi) northwest of Galway city. It is near Lough Corrib, on the N59 road to Oughterard and Clifden, in Connemara. Moycullen is now a satellite town of Galway with most residents commuting to the city for work, school, and business.


There is a primary school in the village, Scoil Mhuire, and three other primary schools in the parish: Scoil Naomh Bríde in Tullykyne, Scoil Bhaile Nua in Newtown, and Scoil Naomh Cholmáin in Tooreeny.[2]

Catholic parish

Modern church building in Moycullen

There is a Catholic parish of the same name that is part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Galway, Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora[3] that is roughly co-extensive with the civil parish. The "Church of the Immaculate Conception" is located in the village.[4]


It is home to two senior GAA clubs,[5][6] a handball club and the Moycullen Basketball Club.[7] Moycullen footballers won the All-Ireland Intermediate Club Football Championship in 2008,[8] while the women's team won the Connacht intermediate Club Championship in 2017.[9] Moycullen hurlers won the intermediate county championship in 1964 and 2011, the 2011 team going on to win the Connacht Intermediate Club Championship.[10][11] In basketball, Moycullen won the President's Cup in 2009.[12]


  • Moycullen railway station opened on 1 January 1895 and shut on 29 April 1935.[13]


See also


  1. ^ "Maigh Cuilinn/Moycullen". Retrieved 2015-07-01.
  2. ^ "Schools | Moycullen Parish". Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  3. ^ Galway Diocese - Catholic parish
  4. ^ Catholic parish - Immaculate Conception.
  5. ^ "Cumann Peile : Mhaigh Cuilinn". Retrieved 2015-07-01.
  6. ^ "Cumann Iománaíocht Máigh Cuilinn". Retrieved 2015-07-01.
  7. ^ "Moycullen BC Presented with 3 Basketball Ireland National Awards". Retrieved 2015-07-01.
  8. ^ "Bohan doubles up for title". Irish Independent. 18 February 2008. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  9. ^ "Galway's Moycullen claim Connacht intermediate club title". Ladies' Gaelic Football Association. 6 November 2017. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  10. ^ "Moycullen and Abbeyknockmoy in intriguing battle for intermediate silverware". Connacht Tribune. 30 October 2015. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  11. ^ "Maigh Cuilinn hurlers in winter wonderland". Galway Advertiser. 17 November 2011. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  12. ^ "Moycullen contest two national basketball titles". Galway Advertiser. 22 January 2015. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  13. ^ "Moycullen station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2007-11-19.

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