|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
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 &
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.