Croagh (Irish: Cróch)[2] is a small village in County Limerick, Ireland. It is located between Rathkeale and Adare just off the N21 national primary road, 22 kilometres (14 miles) south west of Limerick City. The village was originally part of this route before construction of the Croagh by-pass in 1986.

Croagh

Cróch
Village
Croagh, Co. Limerick - geograph.org.uk - 581951.jpg
Croagh is located in Ireland
Croagh
Croagh
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°32′03″N 08°52′14″W / 52.53417°N 8.87056°W / 52.53417; -8.87056Coordinates: 52°32′03″N 08°52′14″W / 52.53417°N 8.87056°W / 52.53417; -8.87056
CountryIreland
ProvinceMunster
CountyCounty Limerick
Population
 (2016)[1]
216

Cróch in Irish means either "round hill" or "saffron".[2] The village is in the agricultural area known as the Golden Vale.

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  1. ^ "Sapmap Area: Settlements Croagh". Census 2016. Central Statistics Office (Ireland). Retrieved 1 May 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Cróch/Croagh". Government of Ireland - Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and Dublin City University. Retrieved 22 June 2019.