Moylough

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Moylough castle.

Moylough (/mɔɪˈlɒx/ moy-LOKH; Irish: Maigh Locha, meaning "plain of the lake")[1][2] is a small rural village located in County Galway in Ireland. It is located on the N63 national secondary road (Cnoc Tua Mór–Longford), and is served also by the R328 and R364 regional roads. It is 50 km from Galway, 30 km from Roscommon, and 5 km northwest of Mountbellew. It is twinned with Elliant in Brittany.

It used to be part of the kingdom of the Soghain of Connacht.

There is a statue of the Galway Gaelic Footballer Enda Colleran in the town.

Martin Coppinger is another famous name around these neck of the woods with his family creating "Coppinger's Furniture" which still exist today in the Main Street.

Former Irish Rugby Manager Eddie O'Sullivan is from Moylough.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Moylough Placenames Database of Ireland. Retrieved: 2011-01-22.
  2. ^ A. D. Mills, 2003, A Dictionary of British Place-Names, Oxford University Press

Coordinates: 53°29′20″N 8°34′30″W / 53.489°N 8.575°W / 53.489; -8.575