Place:Aughagower, County Mayo, Republic of Ireland

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NameAughagower
Alt namesAchadh Fomhairsource: Wikipedia
Aghagowersource: Wikipedia
TypeTown or village
Located inCounty Mayo, Republic of Ireland
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Aughagower or Aghagower is a tiny village in rural County Mayo in western Ireland. It is located about 5 km from Westport. Modern Aughagower has only a few houses and pubs in a pastoral setting. It also forms the centre of a parish of the same name. The village is primarily known today for its ancient and cultural history.

Aughagower is said to have been visited by St. Patrick, on his journey to Croagh Patrick. Aughagower lies mid-way along Tóchar Phádraig, formerly a part of the royal processional route from Cruachan (the ancient capital of Connacht), and later an important pilgrimage route from Ballintubber Abbey to Croagh Patrick.

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