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Coolaney, Co. Sligo

Not to be confused with Collooney.

Coolaney is a village in County Sligo, Ireland. Coolaney sits at the foot of the Ox Mountains with the river Owen Beg running through it around which is a beautiful walk. The remains of an old mill are located along the riverside walk, and the remains of the sluices under the mill can still be clearly seen, as well as the outfalls into the nearby river.

The village of Coolaney has no church within it. The parish church is located in Rockfield which is 1/2 mile away from Coolaney. Across from St.Joseph's Church is the National School, Rockfield N.S. The village also features a war memorial to a local man who died during the Irish Civil War of 1922-1923 between the Anti-Treaty IRA forces and the Irish Free State Army.

An old railway line, no longer in use, runs through the village.

Mullagh Lough to the NW of Coolaney village is open to fishing although there are only a few fish in at the moment.

There is a lovely riparian walk in Coolaney, and the village won tidiest town in Co. Sligo several times in a row.

In total, Coolaney won the tidiest town in Sligo over 12 times.

Coolaney also features an ancient earthen mound called the fairy fort in the new development of Fort Haven, where by local folklore fairies are reported to have lived in ancient times, and development is not allowed there by Irish law.

Coolaney has a village plan, adopted by Sligo County Council.

Coolaney has a population of around 1,000 people and continues to grow.

Every year Coolaney holds a summer festival.

Coolaney and nearby village Mullinabreena are a combined Gaelic Football team. See also[edit source | edit] List of towns and villages in Ireland References[edit source | edit] edit source | edit]

The train station at Coolaney. The line and station and no longer in use.

"Lipsetts" Mountain Inn

Coolaney R.C. church

Coolaney graveyard with one of the many new housing developments in the background.

A new apartment and retail development in Coolaney.

Coolaney Primary Care Centre

A local mixed business is Coolaney.

Coolaney Garda station.

The main street in Coolaney.

A butcher shop in Coolaney.

A bar in Coolaney.

Coolaney Community Centre.

Coolaney national school.
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On this page you can see a map of Coolaney, see what's on in Coolaney, find out how to get to Coolaney, visit local websites for Coolaney, find Bed and Breakfasts (B&Bs) in Coolaney.

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Bus to Coolaney

  • Bus routes operated by Bus ireann:
    • 460:
      • Castlerea (Railway Station) - Sligo (Bus Station)
      • Sligo (Bus Station) - Castlerea (Railway Station)
    • 475:
      • Coolaney (Opp Radharc Na hAbhann) - Sligo (Bus Station)
      • Sligo IT (Ash Lane Bus Stop) - Ballymote (Faulty Towers)
    • 479:
      • Aclare (Gallaghers High Road) - Sligo (Bus Station)
      • Sligo (Bus Station) - Aclare (McGuiness High Road)

Bed and Breakfasts (B&Bs) in Coolaney

The Mountain Inn The Mountain Inn

Coolaney, Sligo, Co. Sligo
Located in Coolaney, 19 km from Sligo, The Mountain Inn features B&B accommodation in a scenic area surrounded by the Ox Mountains. It offers a pub, free WiFi available throughout and free public parking possible on site.

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Map of Coolaney