Bekan, County Mayo

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Bekan
Béacán
Village
Bekan is located in Ireland
Bekan
Bekan
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°45′43″N 8°51′04″W / 53.762062°N 8.851072°W / 53.762062; -8.851072Coordinates: 53°45′43″N 8°51′04″W / 53.762062°N 8.851072°W / 53.762062; -8.851072
Country Ireland
Province Connacht
County County Mayo
Elevation 84 m (276 ft)
Irish Grid Reference M439781

Bekan or Becan (Irish: Béacán)[1][2] is a village within a parish of the same name in County Mayo, Ireland. It is traditionally a farming community, located between the towns of Claremorris, Ballyhaunis and Knock.

Literature[edit]

A book about the parish, called Béacán/Bekan: Portrait of an East Mayo Parish, edited by Fr. Michael Comer and Dr. Nollaig Ó Muraíle, was published in 1986.

Education[edit]

The local school is St. Joseph's National School.

Sport[edit]

The parish is home to Eastern Gaels gaelic football club. The Connacht GAA centre of excellence is based in the parish of Bekan also.

Transport[edit]

Bekan railway station opened on 1 January 1909 and was shut on 17 June 1963.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland: Bekan townland
  2. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland: Bekan parish
  3. ^ "Bekan station". Railscot - Irish Railways. Archived from the original on 26 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-12.