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Cregganbaun (Irish: An Creagán Bán) is a village in County Mayo, Ireland.
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.
Cregganbaun National School is now disused and local children travel to modern schools at Killeen or Louisburgh.