Recess, County Galway
|Elevation||63 m (207 ft)|
|Time zone||WET (UTC+0)|
|• Summer (DST)||IST (WEST) (UTC-1)|
|Irish Grid Reference||L853477|
Recess (Irish: Sraith Saileach or Sraith Salach ) is a village in County Galway, Ireland. Its official name is in Irish, Sraith Saileach, and translates as "stream of the willow tree". A notable former resident was Seán Lester, the last Secretary General of the League of Nations, who lived there following his retirement until his death in 1959.
The word in Irish sruth means stream. From Collins Gem Irish Dictionary: Sraith: series; run; line; row; league; succession; (of wool, rope) ply; (of rooms, also MUS) suite. Also the name stone when you drive into Recess has the name in Irish: Sraith Salach. From Collins Gem Dictionary: Salach adj dirty; grubby;
- "Recess station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2007-11-23.
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