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Creggs

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Signpost in Creggs
Signpost in Creggs

Creggs (Irish: Na Creaga) is a small village in County Galway, Ireland, on the R362 regional road between Glenamaddy and Athleague.

Although it has a population of only a hundred the village now contains only one Public Houses and used to contain seven. The village of Creggs was once a popular centre, with a monthly Fair, dancing, football and Feiseanna (music competition).

It has a nationally well known rugby union team. And is renowned home to the infamous star of the rugby team, professional playmaker Mark Brandon.

A memorial in the village reminds the visitor that Charles Stewart Parnell, a famous 19th-century Irish political figure, made his last speech here only two weeks before his death. The memorial was erected by Éamon de Valera in 1946, the centenary of his birth.

Creggs is a close knit community and both the village and its surrounding area have a small but thriving business networks, attracting many tourists. The range of recreational possibilities also contribute to its popularity with tourists.

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