Hollymount

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Hollymount
Maolla
Town
Hollymount is located in Ireland
Hollymount
Hollymount
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°39′38″N 9°07′03″W / 53.6605°N 9.1176°W / 53.6605; -9.1176Coordinates: 53°39′38″N 9°07′03″W / 53.6605°N 9.1176°W / 53.6605; -9.1176
Country Ireland
Province Connacht
County County Mayo
Elevation 57 m (187 ft)
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference M262683

Hollymount (Irish: Maolla) is a village on the R331 regional road in County Mayo, Ireland. It lies mid-way between the towns of Ballinrobe and Claremorris in the plains of South Mayo. It has a post office, a mini-mart, a community center (Cois Abhainn), a small fuel/petrol station, and various public houses. It also has a Gaelic Athletic Association pitch and health clinic. It has a population of approximately 60 residents and many more in the surrounding area.

It was named after the nearby Hollymount Estate, although the village lies within the townland of Kilush.

History[edit]

Roman Catholic records for Hollymount commenced in 1857. Surviving Church of Ireland records commenced in 1845 and Civil records commenced in 1864. Gravestone inscriptions go back to the early 18th century.

Transport[edit]

  • Hollymount railway station opened on 1 November 1892; it closed for passenger traffic on 1 June 1930; and it finally closed altogether on 1 January 1960.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hollymount station". Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2007-10-16.