Breaffy

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Breaghwy
Breaffy
Breachmhaigh
Village
Breaghwy is located in Ireland
Breaghwy
Breaghwy
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°50′45″N 9°14′13″W / 53.845704°N 9.236841°W / 53.845704; -9.236841Coordinates: 53°50′45″N 9°14′13″W / 53.845704°N 9.236841°W / 53.845704; -9.236841
Country Ireland
Province Connacht
County County Mayo
Elevation 49 m (161 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Urban 1,693
Irish Grid Reference M202889

Breaffy, officially Breaghwy /ˈbreɪfiː/ (Irish: Bréachmhaigh, meaning "wolf plain"),[1] is a village near Castlebar in County Mayo, Ireland. It is southeast of Castlebar and has a population of about 1,500.

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The Shamrock Bar, a small pub, is located next to St. Aloysius' Roman Catholic Church, which was built in 1976 replacing a 19th-century church. St. John's National School is opposite and is composed of the original school building from 1890, now used as a community centre, and a modern school building that has been substantially developed since the 1990s and has 308 pupils. The four star Breaffy House Hotel is located in a wooded area to the side of the village. The hotel was previously the personal mansion of the Browne family, the landlords of the area until the mid-20th century.

The village also features a 19th-century post office and school teachers residence, both of which are now disused. Breaffy also has a Gaelic Athletic Association pitch. Breaffy GAA-teams are the Mayo County "A" minor Champions and County under-21 B Champions.[citation needed]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland (see index card)

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