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Recess, County Galway

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Recess, County Galway

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Location in Ireland

Coordinates: 53°27′56″N 9°43′25″W / 53.4655°N 9.7236°W / 53.4655; -9.7236Coordinates: 53°27′56″N 9°43′25″W / 53.4655°N 9.7236°W / 53.4655; -9.7236

Country Ireland
Province Connacht
County 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".


  • Recess railway station opened on 1 July 1895 and was closed on 29 April 1935.[1]

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;

See also

  • List of towns and villages in Ireland


External links

  • Recess at Connemara Ireland

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