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Craughwell, Co. Galway

Craughwell is a village and townland in County Galway, Ireland. The name is also used as a surname, properly Ó Creachmhaoil, though often anglicised as Craughwell and Crockwell. The surname was largely unknown outside of the southeast of County Galway until the end of the 19th century when émigrés established families which still thrive in Newfoundland, Bermuda, Cornwall, Ohio and Berkshire County, Massachusetts, among other places.

The name is composed of two Irish words: creach, meaning in this case "plunder" , and maol, which is a word for a round hill or mountain, bare of trees. The pioneer of Irish placename studies, Patrick W. Joyce, speculated that the name in Irish was Creamhchoill, meaning "garlic wood". He was obviously unaware of the local spelling and pronunciation but confirmed in a later work that the village was called Creachmhaoil in Irish.

The town currently has three pubs, a Garda station, a pharmacy, a bookies, furniture stores, post office, hairdressers, two service stations, a lawnmower shop, and a pizzeria and fish and chip shop. The village of Creachmhaoil celebrates its connection with the Gaelic poet Anthony Raferty and Anjelica Huston. See also[edit source | edit] List of towns and villages in Ireland References[edit source | edit] edit source | edit] Craughwell Family Website Craughwell village map, c. 1840 Craughwell Athletic Club
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Rail to Craughwell

Craughwell, Co. Galway is served by Craughwell.

Bus to Craughwell

  • Bus routes operated by Michael Healy:
    • 920:
      • Dublin Road Loughrea
  • Bus routes operated by Bus ireann:
    • 20:
      • Dublin (Busras) - Galway (Bus Station)
      • Galway (Bus Station) - Dublin (Busras)
    • 70:
      • Dundalk (Bus Station- Long Walk) - Athlone (Bus Station)
      • Galway (Bus Station) - Mullingar (Rail Station)
    • X20:
      • Dublin (Busras) - Galway (Bus Station)
      • Galway (Bus Station) - Dublin (Busras)
    • 763:
      • Sandymount

Bed and Breakfasts (B&Bs) in Craughwell

Doonard Manor B&B Doonard Manor B&B

Doonard, Craughwell, Co. Galway
Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Doonard Manor B&B offers accommodation in Craughwell in County Galway. Free private parking is available on site. All rooms include a flat-screen TV. There are 3 nearby traditional pubs in the village.

Restaurants in Craughwell

Raftery's Bar

Main Street, Craughwell, Co. Galway
The pub is family friendly, with a children's food menu. We are able to cater for any special occasions - birthdays, parties etc. and we have a large car park at rear of premises and a patio area for al-fresco dining and an undercover smoking area. W

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Pubs & Nightlife

Craughwell Pubs and Nightlife: An essential part of Ireland's social life and a must for every visitor.

Map of Craughwell