Bealadangan

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Béal an Daingin
Bealadangan
Village
Bealadangan is located in Ireland
Bealadangan
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°19′01″N 9°36′38″W / 53.3169°N 9.6106°W / 53.3169; -9.6106Coordinates: 53°19′01″N 9°36′38″W / 53.3169°N 9.6106°W / 53.3169; -9.6106
Country Ireland
Province Connacht
County County Galway
Elevation 1 m (3 ft)
Irish Grid Reference L927308
As this is a Gaeltacht village, the Irish Béal an Daingin is the only official name. The anglicized spelling Bealadangan has no official standing.

Béal an Daingin or Béal a' Daingin (anglicized as Bealadangan) is a small Gaeltacht[1] village in the heart of Connemara (Conamara), County Galway, Ireland. The main language is Irish, and all but a few of the elderly population also speak English. There is a pub, a post office and an elementary school (Toureen) a couple of miles from the village.

This area is rich in tradition. Many of the residents continue to cut turf (peat) for use in heating their homes during the long winter months. Sean Nós singing is still performed locally, and is rarely heard outside the area. Raidió na Gaeltachta is the local Irish-language radio station and many local singers and musicians can be heard through their website.

The name derives from the Irish béal an daingin meaning the mouth of the secure place.

Other nearby villages are Leitir Móir and An Cheathrú Rua.

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  1. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland