Casla is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°17′27″N 9°32′49″W / 53.29083°N 9.54694°W / 53.29083; -9.54694Coordinates: 53°17′27″N 9°32′49″W / 53.29083°N 9.54694°W / 53.29083; -9.54694
Country Ireland
Province Connacht
County County Galway
7 m (23 ft)
Irish Grid Reference L968278
Casla is the only official name. The English name Costelloe has no official status.

Casla [1] (Costello or Costelloe) is a Gaeltacht village between Indreabhán (Inverin) and An Cheathrú Rua (Carraroe) in western County Galway, Ireland. The headquarters of RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta is located there. The village lies on the R336 road beside Clynagh Bay. Casla means "(twisting) creek" or "inlet from the sea" in Irish.[2]

It is served by Bus Éireann route 424 from Galway City.[3]

In the novel The Wind Changes by Olivia Manning, set among the Irish independence fighters in 1921, Riordan, the last of the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising, is to land at the pier in Casla.[citation needed]

Costelloe Lodge is a large house built in 1925 by the architect Edwin Lutyens with gardens designed by Gertrude Jekyll, to replace an fishing lodge that was burned down in 1922 during the Irish Civil War. It was the home of J. Bruce Ismay, chairman of the White Star Line. Ismay was severely criticised after surviving the sinking of the Titanic by taking a place in a lifeboat.[4]

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  1. ^ Casla. Irish Placenames Database. Retrieved: 2011-01-04.
  2. ^ Carnie, Andrew. Irish nouns: a reference guide. Oxford University Press, 2008. ISBN 978-0-19-921375-7 p167
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  4. ^ Oram, Hugh. "Lutyens's Commissions in Ireland". Lutyens Trust. Retrieved 24 October 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)