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Cregganbaun

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Country  Ireland
Time zone  WET (UTC+0)
Elevation  57 m
Province  Connacht
County  County Mayo
Irish Grid Reference  L806737
Local time  Friday 12:22 PM
Cregganbaun
Weather  5°C, Wind NE at 21 km/h, 92% Humidity

Cregganbaun (Irish: An Creagán Bán) is a village in County Mayo, Ireland.

Contents

Map of Cregganbaun, Co. Mayo, Ireland

Geology

In 2007 there were reports of a proposal by a company called Mayo’s Gold to open a niche tourism gold mine in Cregganbaun, and an interpretative visitor centre in Louisburgh. This re-ignited a 20 years controversy when several mining companies attempted to open commercial quantity gold mines on the side of Croagh Patrick and in the Cregganbaun/Doolough region. The principal idea was to develop a national tourism product around a show mine, producing a small amount of gold and not a commercial mining venture.

Education

Cregganbaun National School is now disused and local children travel to modern schools at Killeen or Louisburgh.

References

Cregganbaun Wikipedia


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