Mallaranny
An Mhala Raithní
Village
Low tide at the village
Low tide at the village
Mallaranny is located in Ireland
Mallaranny
Mallaranny
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°54′14″N 9°47′23″W / 53.9039°N 9.7897°W / 53.9039; -9.7897Coordinates: 53°54′14″N 9°47′23″W / 53.9039°N 9.7897°W / 53.9039; -9.7897
CountryIreland
ProvinceConnacht
CountyCounty Mayo
Population
 (2016)[1]
 • Total289
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-1 (IST (WEST))
Irish Grid ReferenceL824964

Mulranny (Irish: An Mhala Raithní, meaning 'the hill-brow of the ferns'[2])—sometimes spelled as 'Mallaranny', 'Mulrany',[2] 'Malaranny', 'Mullaranny', 'Mullranny' or 'Mulranny'—is a seaside village on the isthmus between Clew Bay and Blacksod Bay in County Mayo, Ireland. Mulranny, located at the foot of the Nephin Mountain Range, has a number of blue flag beaches and a coastal lagoon. The Corraun Peninsula, which contains three mountain peaks, is situated across Clew Bay.

Transport

Mulranny is located on the N59 national secondary road. Bus routes serving the area include Bus Éireann route 450 (Dooagh-Westport-Louisburgh) and Local Link route 978 (Castlebar-Belmullet).[3][4]

Tourism

Mulranny lies on the 42 km Great Western Greenway, which runs between Westport and Achill.[5] In 2011, it was the winner of a 'European Destinations of Excellence' award.[6]

A type of heather, Erica erigena, which is unique to the area, is celebrated during the annual summer "Mulranny Mediterranean Heather Festival".[7]

Notable people

See also

References

  1. ^ "Sapmap Area: Settlements Mulranny". Census 2016. Central Statistics Office. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  2. ^ a b "An Mhala Raithní / Mallaranny". logainm.ie. Placenames Database of Ireland. Retrieved 6 August 2022.
  3. ^ "Bus Éireann - Timetable - Route 450" (PDF). buseireann.ie. Retrieved 6 August 2022.
  4. ^ "Local Link Mayo - Services". locallinkmayo.ie.
  5. ^ "Mulranny to Achill section - Great Western Greenway". greenway.ie. Retrieved 6 August 2022.
  6. ^ "Sustainable tourism in Mulranny". europeanbestdestinations.com. 2011.
  7. ^ "Mulranny heather festival to flower this weekend". mayonews.ie. 12 July 2016.
  8. ^ "Who was Sir Ernst Chain?". con-telegraph.ie. Connaught Telegraph. 6 October 2017. Retrieved 6 August 2022.
  9. ^ "James Bond actor Desmond Llewelyn's Mayo roots". con-telegraph.ie. Connaught Telegraph. 10 January 2020. Retrieved 6 August 2022.
  10. ^ "Mulranny grieves tragic death of famous musician". mayonews.ie. 25 May 2010. Retrieved 6 August 2022.
  11. ^ "FAI pays respects to Oliver Conmy RIP". fai.ie. 28 January 2014. Retrieved 6 August 2022.