Bekan
Béacán
Village
Bekan railway station (closed in 1963)
Bekan railway station (closed in 1963)
Bekan is located in Ireland
Bekan
Bekan
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°45′43″N 8°51′04″W / 53.762062°N 8.851072°W / 53.762062; -8.851072Coordinates: 53°45′43″N 8°51′04″W / 53.762062°N 8.851072°W / 53.762062; -8.851072
CountryIreland
ProvinceConnacht
CountyCounty Mayo
Elevation
84 m (276 ft)
Irish Grid ReferenceM439781

Bekan or Becan (Irish: Béacán)[1][2] is a village in County Mayo, Ireland. Because of the almost entirely rural population, it is traditionally a farming community. The village is off the R323 road between Knock and Ballyhaunis. The local school is St. Joseph's National School.

The Connacht Gaelic Athletic Association Centre of Excellence was built outside the village in December 2012.[3]

Sport

Eastern Gaels is the local Gaelic Football club, which represents both Bekan and Brickeens. The Connacht GAA Centre of Excellence is the major sporting facility in the area. The centre is just outside the village. The centre has a 3G pitch, five floodlit Gaelic games pitches, and a gymnasium.[3]

Transport

Bekan railway station opened on 1 January 1909 and closed on 17 June 1963.[4]

Further reading

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References

  1. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland: Bekan townland, logainm.ie; accessed 10 October 2016
  2. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland: Bekan parish, logainm.ie; accessed 10 October 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Connacht GAA Centre - Connacht GAA". Archived from the original on 18 November 2015. Retrieved 17 November 2015.
  4. ^ "Bekan station" (PDF). Railscot-Irish Railways. Archived (PDF) from the original on 26 September 2007. Retrieved 12 September 2007.