Finny
Fionnaithe
Village
Finny
Finny
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°34′15″N 9°29′35″W / 53.5709°N 9.4931°W / 53.5709; -9.4931Coordinates: 53°34′15″N 9°29′35″W / 53.5709°N 9.4931°W / 53.5709; -9.4931
CountryIreland
ProvinceConnacht
CountyCounty Mayo
Area
 • Total1.1493 km2 (0.4437 sq mi)
Elevation22 m (72 ft)
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-1 (IST (WEST))

Finny (or Finney) (Irish: Fionnaithe, meaning 'places of rank vegetation')[2] is a small village and townland in County Mayo, Ireland. The village is situated in the civil parish of Ross, in the Barony of Ross. Finny is located on the R300 regional road. The nearby Finny River, rising from the south-east of Loch Na Fooey drains westward into the southwest part of Lough Mask. Finny is approximately 10 km to the west of Clonbur, County Galway, 11 km to the east of Leenaun, County Galway and 17 km south west of Toormakeady, County Mayo.

Culture

Finny is an Irish-speaking district within the Gaeltacht[3] of south Mayo and is also located within the cultural district of Joyce Country.

Finny National School (derelict)
Finny National School (derelict)

Religion

The Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception in Finny was completed in 1921. The building is unusual for the area in that it is Latin American in style evoking comparisons with Saint Patrick's Catholic Church in Recess, County Galway.[4]

Exterior of The Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception, Finny, County Mayo, Ireland
Exterior of The Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception, Finny, County Mayo, Ireland

See also

References

  1. ^ "Finny". Geoview. 20 November 2009. Retrieved 29 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Lough Nafooey, Mayo". Joyce Country & Western Lakes Geopark project. 13 August 2020. Retrieved 29 July 2021.
  3. ^ "About the Irish Language". Nualéargais Teoranta. 13 August 2020. Retrieved 29 July 2021.
  4. ^ "Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception, FINNY, Fionnaithe [Finny latterly Finney], MAYO". National Inventory of Architectural Heritage (NIAH). 17 November 2010. Retrieved 29 July 2021.