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Cúil Áine
The main street in Coolaney
The main street in Coolaney
Coolaney is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 54°10′41″N 8°35′59″W / 54.1781°N 8.5997°W / 54.1781; -8.5997Coordinates: 54°10′41″N 8°35′59″W / 54.1781°N 8.5997°W / 54.1781; -8.5997
Country Ireland
Province Connacht
County County Sligo
60 m (200 ft)
Time zone UTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-1 (IST (WEST))
Irish Grid Reference G608256

Coolaney (Irish: Cúil Áine, meaning "Áine's Corner"[2]) 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 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. A memorial commemorating the 1916 Rising was erected in 2016.

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 riparian walk in Coolaney. It won the "Tidiest town in Sligo"-title over 12 times. Coolaney Tidy Towns Committee was founded in 1969. [3]

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

Coolaney has a village plan, adopted by Sligo County Council.[4]

Coolaney has a population of just under 1,000 people,[1] and continues to grow.[citation needed]

Coolaney holds a summer festival most years.[citation needed]

Coolaney and nearby village Mullinabreena are a combined Gaelic Football team.


See also


  1. ^ a b "Census 2016 Sapmap Area: Settlements Coolaney". Central Statistics Office (Ireland). Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Cúil Áine/Coolaney". Placenames Database of Ireland. Government of Ireland - Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and Dublin City University. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  3. ^ "About us". CoolaneyRockfield Tidy Towns. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  4. ^ Village plan
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