Gorteen

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Gurteen
Goirtín
Village
Gurteen Cross and Coleman Music Centre
Gurteen Cross and Coleman Music Centre
Gurteen is located in Ireland
Gurteen
Gurteen
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°59′34″N 8°30′39″W / 53.9928°N 8.5108°W / 53.9928; -8.5108Coordinates: 53°59′34″N 8°30′39″W / 53.9928°N 8.5108°W / 53.9928; -8.5108
Country Ireland
Province Connacht
County County Sligo
Elevation 82 m (269 ft)
Population (2016)[1]
 • Total 393
Time zone UTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-1 (IST (WEST))
Irish Grid Reference G665049

Gurteen (Irish: Goirtín, meaning "little field"[2]) (often spelled Gorteen) is a village in County Sligo, Ireland. It is in the civil parish of Kilfree in the baronry of Coolavin. Gurteen has experienced quite a rise in development in the last number of years and has become, to some degree, a commuter town for people working in Sligo.

It lies on the intersection of the R293 road between Ballymote and Ballaghaderreen, and the R294 road between Boyle and Tobercurry.

Landmarks and places of interest

Transport

  • Bus Éireann routes 460 and 476 provide an extremely limited service passing through Gorteen on selected days of the week.
  • Gurteen was served by the Kilfree Junction between Boyle and Ballymote on the Dublin to Sligo line. This railway station opened on 31 October 1874 and closed on 4 February 1963.[5]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Census 2016 Sapmap Area: Settlements Gurteen". Central Statistics Office (Ireland). Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Goirtín/Gorteen". Placenames Database of Ireland. Government of Ireland - Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and Dublin City University. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Coleman Irish Music". Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Traditional Cottage - Forge - Archive". Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  5. ^ "Kilfree" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2008-05-12.

External links

  • History of Churches in Gorteen Parish
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