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Ahascragh   ~   Ballinasloe
 
 
The little village of Ahascragh is situated 8km north-west of Ballinasloe on the Ahascragh/Bunowen River - a tributary of the River Suck.

Just west of the village lies the former Clonbrock Estate with its late 18th century mansion of the Dillon family, one of the most important seats of the landed gentry of County Galway in the 19th century.

Ahascragh Corn Mill County Galway Ireland
   
The village gets it's name from the Irish Ath H'oiseir (Ford of Oscar) which in turn get's it's name from the Ford of the Sandy Ridges which forms part of the Esker Riada that runs across Ireland.

Saint Cuan is the Patron saint of the village. His death is recorded in the Annals of the Four Masters in 788 A.D. Also in the Annals of the Four Masters there is reference to the battle of Ahascragh in 1307 between the English forces and the O'Kelly Chieftains. Nowadays the village can be described as "a typical bit of old Ireland, with many characteristics of the past".

 
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