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Kiltimagh

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Kiltimagh (; ) is a town in County Mayo in Ireland.TransportKiltimagh railway station opened on 1 October 1895 and finally closed on 17 June 1963. The station currently operates as the Kiltimagh Museum and sculpture park, with displays of local history and culture. It is pending re-opening as a railway station as part of the Western Railway Corridor.SportThere is a Kiltimagh Gaelic Athletic Association club.EducationThere are two local Catholic primary schools, Saint Aidan's National School in Thomas Street and Craggagh National School is 4 km outside the town on the R324 road. The local secondary school is Saint Louis Community School, formerly a Catholic convent school and secondary school."Culchie"The Oxford English Dictionary describes the etymology of the word "culchie", meaning a country person or one not from the city of Dublin, as "Apparently alteration of Kiltimagh, Irish Coillte Mach (older Mághach), the name of a country town in Co. Mayo." The word "culchie" is derived from the Irish word "coillte", the plural of coill, the Irish word for "wood", an area of growing trees. It was used, mainly in Mayo and Galway, by townspeople as a condescending reference to people from rural areas. It came into use in Dublin in the mid sixties as a counter to the country people’s use of the word "Jackeen" for Dublin people.PeopleFrank Feely SDLP politician in Northern Ireland.Antoine Ó Raifteiri (Anthony Raftery), the blind Irish-language poetWilliam Philbin, Roman Catholic bishop of Clonfert (1953–1962) and Down and Connor (1962–1982)Louis Walsh, pop music manager and judges on X Factor
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