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Skehana is a small rural community in North East Galway, 18 miles from Galway City. It is known as "the half-parish of Menlough". It is a Community of about 270 families.

The entrance to the village of Skehana is marked by this dramatic ruins of Garbally Castle.

The Community Infrastructure includes a Community Centre, R.C. Church, National School, a Public House, a Credit Union, a Super Market which also supplies Hardware & Agricultural Supplies, a Garage with a Main Dealership & a Photography Studio.

Garbally Castle Skehana County Galway
   

Jameson Whiskey had its roots in Windfield near Skehana. The famous Jameson family acquired the Jameson Estate at Windfield in 1823 when James. Jameson purchased the entire estate and while James, himself, never visited the place his son lived there and his grand-son lived there and is buried in the children's plot on the estate. Eventually the estate was sold it to the Land Commission and the family bought and moved to Montrose House in Dublin (now the home of RTE) from where we presume they controlled the family whisky business.

 
 
 

 

 
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