Creggs

Creggs is a village situated 14 kilometres from Roscommon town, 14km from Glenamaddy and 10 kilometres from Ballygar. With approximately a population of a hundred the village comprises of a National School, Post Office, a Garage, six Public Houses, a Hardware, a Butcher, Grocery shops and a Heritage Centre. The village of Creggs was once a popular centre, with a monthly Fair, dancing, football and Feisheanna (music competition). Its pubs bear witness to its popularity! It was the scene of the last public speech of Charles Stuart Parnell, the great Irish Parliamentary leader of the 1880s only two weeks before his death in 1891. Opposite the ruined Protestant church is a monument to him erected in 1946, the centenary of his birth, by Eamon DeValera.

 


 
 
 
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