Mosney

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This article is about the village. For the Holiday Camp, see Butlin's Mosney.
Mosney
Maigh Muirí
Village
Mosney is located in Ireland
Mosney
Mosney
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°39′29″N 6°14′46″W / 53.658°N 6.246°W / 53.658; -6.246Coordinates: 53°39′29″N 6°14′46″W / 53.658°N 6.246°W / 53.658; -6.246
Country Ireland
Province Leinster
County County Meath
Elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)

Mosney (Irish: Maigh Muirí, meaning "plain of Mairid") is a townland[1] and village[2] in the civil parish of Moorechurch in County Meath, Ireland, 48 km (30 mi) from Dublin. It was best known as the site of a Butlins holiday camp during the second half of the 20th century and as the site for the national finals of the Community Games. By the early 21st century, the holiday camp had been converted into an accommodation centre for asylum-seekers. The village was served by Mosney railway station until 2000.

Early in the 19th century, Mosney was a manor house and part of the estate of the Peppers of Ballygarth Castle.[3] By the mid-20th century, the house was the home of the farm steward of Mosney and was lived in by Johnny Oram whose father had been the previous farm steward.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mosney (townland) Placenames Database of Ireland. Retrieved: 2013-02-07.
  2. ^ Mosney (population centre) Placenames Database of Ireland. Retrieved: 2013-02-07.
  3. ^ Samuel Lewis (1837), A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland 
  4. ^ Jim Tuohy, Jim Tuohy's Memories of Mosney