A few days ago, I got an email from another Mike Croghan. Here it is:
So, go ahead and click on that link, why don't you? Isn't that cool? So I asked Mike if there's any linguistic connection between "Cruachan" and "Croghan", and he replied:Just thought I would say hi.I was googling my name and came up with your site.Regards.Mike John Croghan.Cruachan Aí Heritage Centre,
Tulsk, Co. Roscommon,
Yes there is a connection between the two names. Cruachan is the gaelic for Croghan.The name Croghan is a west Roscommon east Longford name and in translation it means people of the conical mounds. In fact this area has hundreds of conical mounds as it is the ancient seat of the kings of Connacht.The fact that your ancestors came from Galway is no surprise as we are only about 30 minutes chariot ride from the Galway border.There are very few Croghans left so be proud of your heritage!!!