An Trian Láir
Location in Ireland
|(Includes the entire Brackloon electoral division, a 30 km² area in which the village lies)|
Midfield (Irish: An Trian Láir, meaning 'middle third', anglicised to Treanlaur) is a village, in the barony of Gallen, in County Mayo, in Ireland. It is located close to the towns of Kilkelly, Kiltimagh, and Swinford, and to Ireland West (Knock) Airport.
The village of Midfield lies in the townland of Treanlaur. Evidence of ancient settlement in the area includes a number of enclosures and ringforts within Treanlaur and in the neighbouring townland of Brackloon.
Midfield is in the Roman Catholic parish of Swinford, part of the Diocese of Achonry. The Church of St. Joseph's, which is in the middle of the village, was built in c. 1876. The primary school was originally in Brackloon to the west, but this school closed in June 1965. A new school, St. Joseph's National School, was opened on the east side of the village after this.
A community group, the Midfield Development Association, was formed in 2007. The group has engaged in fundraising for local projects, including a Guinness Book of Records attempt in 2009, and produced a book entitled "A Story Told to Us Last Night" in 2010.
the middle third [..] This townland is situated between Breac-chluain/Brackloon and Tulaigh na hUamha/Tullynahoo [..] Treanlaur townland contained the village Midfield