Location in Ireland

Coordinates: 53°12′45″N 8°52′21″W / 53.212466°N 8.872433°W / 53.212466; -8.872433Coordinates: 53°12′45″N 8°52′21″W / 53.212466°N 8.872433°W / 53.212466; -8.872433

Country Ireland
Province Connacht
County County Galway
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference M409203

Kilcolgan (Irish: Cill Cholgáin, meaning "Colgan's church"),[1] is a village on the mouth of the Kilcolgan River at Dunkellin Bay in County Galway, Ireland. The N18 passes through the settlement, which lies between Gort and Clarinbridge. There are also two public houses, Donoghue's and Raftery's Rest (a public house where, supposedly, the bard Raftery once stayed).

Places of interest

  • Kilcolgan Bridge, late 18th century stone bridge[2]
  • Kilcolgan Castle, Gothic Revival country house[3]
  • St Sourney (Sairnait)'s church and well, a religious site dating from the 6th Century with a fine 11th-century gothic carved doorway, a 19th-century mausoleum (celebrated by the poet John Betjeman) and adjoining graveyard.
  • Moran's Oyster Cottage, historic restaurant located in a traditional thatched cottage, established in the 1760s, operated by seven generations of the same family.


See also

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