History

St Michael’s Cloonacool Community Centre Ltd

Cloonacool (Irish: Cluain na Cúile, meaning “The Meadow at the Back”). 

Cloonacool is a beautiful village in a scenic area at the foot of the Ox Mountains in rural Co Sligo approx 20 miles from Sligo town.  

Cloonacool sits at the foot (back) of the Ox Mountains, and this is where the name at the back comes from.

The Mad River runs close to the village before it links up with the River Moy also running close to the village. 

The village consists of St Michael’s Community Centre Ltd, St Michaels Church, Brennan’s Grocer Shop & Bar and many dwelling houses old & new.  St Michael’s National School is situated close to the village

Our present Community Centre is set in the heart of the village.  In 1983 volunteer renovations resulted in the setting up of St Michael’s Cloonacool Community Centre Ltd, which had been the old Cloonacool National School.  Long days and late nights with volunteers presenting skills of carpentry, roofing, flooring, plumbing, painting, tiling, etc

 Voluntary labour created the Centre for the use of the Community with activities such as Irish Dancing, Card Games, Youth Club, Mother & Toddler Group, Women’s Social Group, Parties, Theatre, Drama Group, Senior Citizens events, Concerts, Community Group meetings, Macra, Hill Sheep Farmers, etc.