Crusheen (Irish: Croisín, meaning 'little cross')[2] is a small village in County Clare, Ireland, in the civil parish of Crusheen (Inchicronan).

Work on the M18, that took much of the non-local traffic away from the village after completion
Work on the M18, that took much of the non-local traffic away from the village after completion
Crusheen is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°56′22.93″N 8°53′49.9″W / 52.9397028°N 8.897194°W / 52.9397028; -8.897194
CountyCounty Clare
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-1 (IST (WEST))

Location edit

The village is 10 kilometres northeast of Ennis on the R458 road to Gort. It is in the parish of Crusheen (Inchicronan) in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Killaloe. The parish church of St Cronan is in Crusheen.[3] The village consists of the church, Garda station, two public houses, post office, a supermarket, petrol station, funeral home. The local GAA club is Crusheen GAA. There is also a community centre and a national (primary) school. Crusheen National School, also known as Inchicronan Central National School, had an enrollment of 147 pupils as of September 2021.[4]

The main RTÉ television and radio transmitter at Maghera mountain is located east-northeast of the village.

According to census results, the electoral division surrounding Crusheen saw 20% population growth between 2006 and 2011 (from 720 to 864 people).[5] In the same period (2006-2011), the population of the village grew from 377 to 467 people.[6] As of the 2016 census, the village had a population of 543.[1]

Villages which are close to Crusheen include Barefield, Ballinruan, Clooney and Ruan.

Transport edit

The M18 motorway passes west of the village and provides a connection with Galway, Ennis, Limerick and Shannon Airport. Bus Éireann provides an hourly service to the area via route number 51.

A former train station, Crusheen railway station, provided passengers services to the village from the mid-19th century until its closure in 1976.[7]

Notable people edit

References edit

  1. ^ a b "Sapmap Area - Settlements - Crusheen". Census 2016. Central Statistics Office. April 2016. Retrieved 19 October 2021.
  2. ^ "Croisín / Crusheen". Placenames Database of Ireland. Retrieved 19 October 2021.
  3. ^ "Crusheen (Inchicronan)". Diocese of Killaloe. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 31 March 2014.
  4. ^ "Inchicronan Central NS (19551S)". Department of Education. 7 September 2021. Retrieved 19 October 2021.
  5. ^ "Population and Actual and Percentage Change 2006 and 2011 by Electoral Division, Statistical Indicator and Year". CSO. Retrieved 23 April 2012.
  6. ^ "Crusheen (Ireland) Census Town". City Population. Retrieved 19 October 2021.
  7. ^ "Railway Stations C » Crusheen". Eiretrains - Irish Railways Past & Present. Retrieved 1 March 2016.