Delphi Lodge from the jetty on Fin Lough
Delphi Lodge from the jetty on Fin Lough

Delphi (/ˈdɛlf/[1] or /ˈdɛlfi/; Greek: Δελφοί, [ðelˈfi])[2] is a locality in County Mayo, Ireland. Its English name was coined by the Marquis of Sligo, who built a famous hunting lodge there.[3]

It is located on the Owengar River that connects Fin Lough to Doo Lough, between the fjord of Killary Harbour to the south and the Sheeffry Hills to the north, in a valley surrounded by the Mweelrea Mountains and the neighbouring peaks of Ben Creggan and Ben Gorm.[3] The R335 road passes through it.


  1. ^ Greenwood, Margaret; Wallace, Geoff (2001). The Rough Guide to Ireland (6th ed.). Rough Guides. p. 409. ISBN 978-1-8582-8690-7.
  2. ^ In English, the name Delphi is pronounced either as /ˈdɛlf/ or, in a more the Greek-like manner, as /ˈdɛlf/. The Greek spelling transliterates as "Delphoi" (with an o); dialectal forms include BelphoiAeolian form — and DalphoiPhocian form—, as well as other Greek dialectal varieties.
  3. ^ a b The lonesome west, Irish Times, 1 September 2010.

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Coordinates: 53°37′56″N 9°44′44″W / 53.63223°N 9.74548°W / 53.63223; -9.74548