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Mallaranny
An Mhala Raithní
Village
Low tide at the village
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. Common plants in the area include large fuchsias, ferns and other exotic plants. This plant life is celebrated each summer during the "Mulranny Mediterranean Heather Festival".[citation needed]

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. In 2011, Mulranny was a winner of the EDEN (European Destination of Excellence) award.[citation needed]

Transport

Road

Mulranny is located on the N59 national secondary road.

Bus Éireann route 440 (Dooagh-Westport-Ireland West Airport Knock operates once a day (on weekdays) in each direction. Expressway route 52 provides an evening journey each way to/from Westport and Galway.[3]

Rail access

The nearest rail services may be accessed at Westport railway station approximately 31 km distant.

Walking and cycling

Mulranny lies on the 42 km Great Western Greenway, which runs between Westport and Achill.

Notable people

See also

References

  1. ^ "Census 2016 Sapmap Area: Settlements Mulranny". Central Statistics Office (Ireland). Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  2. ^ a b "an Mhala Raithní/Mallaranny". Placenames Database of Ireland. Government of Ireland - Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and Dublin City University. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 April 2013. Retrieved 5 May 2013.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)