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an Mhala Raithní
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Mulranny (Irish: an Mhala Raithní, meaning "the hill-brow of the ferns")—sometimes spelt as Malaranny, Mullaranny, Mullranny or Mulranny—is a seaside village on the isthmus between Clew Bay and Blacksod Bay in County Mayo, Ireland. Mulranny is the home of colourful giant fuchsias and exotic plants. This plant life is celebrated each summer during the Mulranny Mediterranean Heather Festival. Mulranny has been cited as a possible source of the ancient Gallowglass MacNevin family, who originally emigrated to Scotland in the mid 10th Century. The Nevin Coat of Arms has a Fern as a main symbol.
In 2011 Mulranny was a winner of the EDEN (European Destination of Excellence) award.
Mallaranny is located on the N59 national secondary road.
Bus Éireann route 440 (Dooagh-Westport-Knock Airport operates once a day in each direction. On Sundays route 440 does not operate however Expressway route 52 provides an evening journey each way to/from Westport and Galway
Walking & cycling
Mulranny lies on the 42km Great Western Greenway, which runs between Westport and Achill.
- Mallaranny has also been a second home to Sir Ernest Chain, the man accredited with developing the application of penicillin, and was awarded the Nobel prize for Medicine along with Alexander Fleming in 1945.
- Another famous home owner has been Desmond Llewelyn, better known for his role as "Q" in the James Bond movies.
- The Mulloy Brothers,a well known traditional Irish music band