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Gaelic: Goirtín
County Sligo
Grid reference: G665049
Location: 53°59’34"N, 8°30’39"W
Population: 735  (2006)
Post town: Gurteen
Postcode: F56
Local Government
Council: Sligo

Gorteen or Gurteen is a village in County Sligo. In the early part of the 21st century it has become, to some degree, a commuter town for people working in Sligo. The name is from the Irish Guirtín, meaning 'a small garden'.

It lies on the intersection of the R293 road between Ballymote and Ballaghaderreen; and the R294 road between Boyle and Tobercurry.

Places of Interest

  • The Michael Coleman Irish Music Centre[1]
  • Coleman Cottage, a traditional Cottage, forge and archive.[2]


  • Gorteen was served by the Kilfree Junction between Boyle and Ballymote on the Dublin to Sligo line. This railway station opened on 31 October 1874 and closed on 4 February 1963.[3]


  1. "The Michael Coleman Irish Music Centre". http://www.colemanirishmusic.com/thecentre.php. Retrieved 17 April 2017. 
  2. "Traditional Cottage - Forge - Archive". http://www.colemanirishmusic.com/archive.php. Retrieved 17 April 2017. 
  3. "Kilfree". Railscot - Irish Railways. http://www.railscot.co.uk/Ireland/Irish_railways.pdf. Retrieved 2008-05-12. 

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