Currane Peninsula

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Currane Peninsula, Mayo, Ireland

There are 730 people living on Currane peninsula and 25% of whom are native Irish speakers. Currane is the peninsula on the way to Achill it comprises the villages of Tornragee, Polranny Belfarsad, Currane and Dogh Beg. The Currane Peninsula is the home of the World Famous Compass Bar Public House. Currane is the home of Fr Griffin Park which is the Local Community Sports Field over looking views of Croagh Patrick, Achill Beg Island and Clare Island. It hosts Rugby, Gaelic Football, Soccer Matches and has even hosted a game of Cricket.

Mulranny United Football Club currently play all their Home League games here. But in the Past has also hosted the Victorious Achill Rovers Mayo League winning team of the late 90's. It also hosted a Martin Gallagher Cup game in November 2011 between the Local side Currane and the visiting Achill Island team Dooniver/The Valley/Doogort(DVD's).

Currane have never won the Martin Gallagher Cup(Local Achill Parish Soccer Competition), Coming closest in 2009 reaching the Semi Finals only to Lose out to St Pats(Dooagh Area) on a Penalty shoot out. In 2011 Currane were unbeatable in Normal time.

The Currane mosque was opened in 2010 despite local protests.

Achill Island is connected to the Peninsula via a bridge.

It's a place of extreme beauty dominated by 2 Mountains one Currane Hill. There are great views of Clew Bay and to the north of the Mullet Peninsula.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mayo map 1838, Mayo library web site

Coordinates: 53°55′02″N 9°51′52″W / 53.9171°N 9.8644°W / 53.9171; -9.8644