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Gweesalia
Gaoth Sáile
Geesala
Village
John Millington Synge bar (now closed) in Geesala
John Millington Synge bar (now closed) in Geesala
Gweesalia is located in Ireland
Gweesalia
Gweesalia
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 54°06′45″N 9°53′57″W / 54.11250°N 9.89917°W / 54.11250; -9.89917Coordinates: 54°06′45″N 9°53′57″W / 54.11250°N 9.89917°W / 54.11250; -9.89917
CountryIreland
ProvinceConnacht
CountyCounty Mayo

Gweesalia or Geesala (Irish: Gaoth Sáile)[1] is a small village in the barony of Erris in the west of County Mayo, Ireland. The village has a national school, a community centre that contains a cafe and boxing club, two general stores, a post office, St Colmcille's Catholic Church, and one pub.[citation needed]

Transport

On Saturdays only Bus Éireann route 446 links Gweesalia with Blacksod and Ballina.[2] Onward bus and rail connections are available at Ballina.[citation needed]

Culture

Each summer there is a festival which runs between the second and third weeks in August, which includes point-to-point beach racing on Doolough beach.[citation needed]

Geesala is also the setting for John Millington Synge's seminal Irish play, The Playboy of the Western World.

Sport

Geesala National School has won a number of county titles in Gaelic football and is well represented at minor, U-21 and senior levels.[citation needed]

Geesala Boxing Club has produced boxers such as Henry Coyle and Jimmy Monaghan, with some of its students achieving world titles in lightweight and bantamweight divisions.[citation needed]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Gaoth Sáile / Gweesalia". logainm.ie. Irish Placenames Commission. Retrieved 27 August 2020.
  2. ^ "Bus Éireann - Timetable - Route 446" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 May 2012. Retrieved 6 June 2012.