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What lengths will you go to chasing a dream? For generations of footballers from the barony of Erris the trek up and down the road to Castlebar and other venues around the county for training has been a grueling one they have traversed many times for the honour of wearing the green and red.
The townland in which this park is situated is known as Terryland or Tirellan, derived from the Irish Tír Oileáin (the Land of the Islands) which was so named because the river divided into many streams, thus creating islands in the area. It is in the civil parish of St Nicholas in the Barony of Galway.
In ancient times, Galway was known as Streamstown because the lower Galway River divided into many streams, thus creating a system of islands. The area was known as ‘Tír Oileáin’, the land of islands. Two place names survive from that period, Tirellan and Terryland.