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Gleann Hoiste
Gleann Oistín
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°56′N 9°26′W / 53.94°N 9.44°W / 53.94; -9.44Coordinates: 53°56′N 9°26′W / 53.94°N 9.44°W / 53.94; -9.44
CountyCounty Mayo
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-1 (IST (WEST))

Glenhest (Irish: Gleann Hoiste[1] or Gleann Oistín)[2] is a small village in County Mayo, Ireland. It is located near Lough Beltra and the Nephin Mountains.[2]


Glenhest has a primary (national) school, officially known as Cloondaff National School, but commonly referred to as Glenhest National School.[3] Two teachers look after the classes from infants to sixth class.[3]

The local Roman Catholic church is dedicated to Saint Joseph and was built in 1838.[4]


The electoral division in which the village is located, also called Glenhest, had a population of 248 as of the 2016 census.[5] This was an increase from the 2011 census (which recorded 235 inhabitants) and the 2006 census (228 people).[citation needed]

See also


  1. ^ "Gleann Hoiste / Glenhest". Placenames Database of Ireland. Retrieved 17 January 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Glenhest – Gleann Oistín". Retrieved 17 January 2021.
  3. ^ a b "Curriculum Evaluation Report - Cloondaff N S - Glenhest, Newport, Co Mayo" (PDF). Department of Education. 7 March 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 January 2021.
  4. ^ "Saint Joseph's Catholic Church, Glenhest latterly Gleann Hoiste or Gleann Oistín, County Mayo". National Inventory of Architectural Heritage. Retrieved 17 January 2021.
  5. ^ "Sapmap Area - Electoral Division - Glenhest". Census 2016. Central Statistics Office. April 2016. Retrieved 17 January 2021.