This small Irish village, east of Carrick on Shannon, on the N4 (the main road from Dublin to Sligo) was the birthplace of three Methodist pioneers in North America: Laurence Coughlan, Robert Strawbridge and Edward Drumgoole. Methodism had probably reached the village by 1753. The first of John Wesley's four visits was in May 1758, when he described it as 'a little paradise'.