Creggs is a small village in North / East Galway, on the
R362 regional road between
Glenamaddy and Athleague.
Although it has a population of only a hundred the village
contains three Public Houses.
The village of Creggs was once a popular centre, with a
monthly Fair, dancing, football and Feiseanna (music
Dunamon Castle (above) was originally built in the 12th
century by the O'Finnaghy clan. It changed hands many times,
and is thought to be the oldest continuously inhabited
building in Ireland.
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 wonderful community, and both the village and
it's surrounding area boast a small but thriving business
network, attracting visitors from far and wide. The
outstanding range of recreational possibilities also
contribute to it's popularity with tourists.