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An tOireamh
Knox's Folly in Errew, now restored as apartments
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°47′42″N 9°15′54″W / 53.79500°N 9.26500°W / 53.79500; -9.26500Coordinates: 53°47′42″N 9°15′54″W / 53.79500°N 9.26500°W / 53.79500; -9.26500
CountyCounty Mayo
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-1 (IST (WEST))

Errew (Irish: An tOireamh)[1] is a small rural settlement, about 8 km south from the county town of Castlebar, County Mayo, Ireland.

The history of Errew follows the Franciscan monastery which was established in 1879 as a boys school which closed in 1975, the church in the monastery remained open until 1981. There are 22 Brothers buried in the Monastery cemetery.[2]

Gilla Áedha Ua Maigín, Bishop of Cork (died 1172), is noted in the Annals of the Four Masters as "of the family of Errew of Lough Con."

Errew has a national school, and as well as a number of archaeological sites, such as forts, souterrains and fairy forts.[citation needed]

See also


  1. ^ "An tOireamh/Errew". Placenames Database of Ireland ( Retrieved 12 October 2021.
  2. ^ "Errew Monastery ,Ballyheane Co. Mayo in the West of Ireland | mayo-ireland". Retrieved 6 January 2021.