Breaghwy
Bréachmhaigh
Breaffy
Village
Breaffy community centre
Breaghwy
Breaghwy
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°50′45″N 9°14′13″W / 53.845704°N 9.236841°W / 53.845704; -9.236841Coordinates: 53°50′45″N 9°14′13″W / 53.845704°N 9.236841°W / 53.845704; -9.236841
CountryIreland
ProvinceConnacht
CountyCounty Mayo
Elevation
49 m (161 ft)
Irish Grid ReferenceM202889

Breaffy, officially Breaghwy (/ˈbrf/; Irish: Bréachmhaigh, meaning 'wolf plain'),[1] is a village in County Mayo, Ireland. It is 3.7km southeast of Castlebar, the county town.

Village

The Shamrock Bar, a small pub, is located next to St. Aloysius' Roman Catholic Church, which was built in 1978 replacing a 19th-century church. St. John's National School is opposite and is composed of the original school building from 1890, now used as a community centre, and a modern school building that has been developed since the 1990s and has 308 pupils. The four star Breaffy House Hotel is located in a wooded area to the side of the village. The hotel was previously the home to the Browne family, the landlords of the area until the mid-20th century.

The village also features a 19th-century post office and schoolteachers residence, both of which are now disused. Breaffy also has a Gaelic Athletic Association pitch. The Breaffy GAA teams are the Mayo County "A" minor Champions and County under-21 B Champions.[citation needed]

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