Belcarra
Baile na Cora
Ballycarra
Village
Belcarra is located in Ireland
Belcarra
Belcarra
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°48′06″N 9°12′58″W / 53.801727°N 9.216184°W / 53.801727; -9.216184Coordinates: 53°48′06″N 9°12′58″W / 53.801727°N 9.216184°W / 53.801727; -9.216184
CountryIreland
ProvinceConnacht
CountyCounty Mayo
Elevation
33 m (108 ft)
Population
 (2016)[1]
228
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (IST (WEST))
Irish Grid ReferenceM198842

Belcarra (Irish: Baile na Cora)[2] is a village in County Mayo, Ireland about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) south-east of the county town of Castlebar.

There are a number of shops in the village, including two general stores, two bars, hardware store and post office.[citation needed] There is also a Catholic church (St. Annes) and a community centre.[3][4] The community centre plays host to several clubs including a Foroige Club (organised for the young people of the village) and evening classes.[citation needed]

The small village received its first county award for the tidiest village in Mayo in 1977,[4] going on to win the county Tidy Towns Award on fourteen occasions in total.[4]

A new sports hall, built beside the community centre, was officially opened in April 2013.[5][6]

Belcarra was twinned with Belcarra, British Columbia, Canada in 2007.[7]

People

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References

  1. ^ "Census 2016 Sapmap Area: Settlements Belcarra". Central Statistics Office. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Baile na Cora / Belcarra". logainm.ie. Irish Placenames Commission. Retrieved 10 December 2019.
  3. ^ "Balla and Belcarra Parish". ballabelcarraparish.org. Retrieved 10 December 2019.
  4. ^ a b c "Belcarra Community - History". belcarra.ie. Archived from the original on 4 April 2016.
  5. ^ "Castlebar - County Mayo - Belcarra Sports Centre". www.castlebar.ie. 20 January 2012.
  6. ^ "Belcarra Community - Sports". belcarra.ie. Archived from the original on 4 April 2016.
  7. ^ "Twinning of Ireland's and Canada's Belcarras". belcarra.ca. 2007. Retrieved 10 December 2019.