Location in Ireland
Gweesalia or Geesala (Irish: Gaoth Sáile) 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.
On Saturdays only Bus Éireann route 446 links Gweesalia with Blacksod and Ballina. Onward bus and rail connections are available at Ballina.
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.
Geesala is also the setting for John Millington Synge's seminal Irish play, The Playboy of the Western World.
Geesala National School has won a number of county titles in Gaelic football and is well represented at minor, U-21 and senior levels.
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.