Partry

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Partry
Pártraí
Village
Partry Village, August 2010.JPG
Partry is located in Ireland
Partry
Partry
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°42′00″N 9°17′00″W / 53.7000°N 9.2833°W / 53.7000; -9.2833Coordinates: 53°42′00″N 9°17′00″W / 53.7000°N 9.2833°W / 53.7000; -9.2833
Country Ireland
Province Connacht
County County Mayo
Elevation 58 m (190 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 563
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference M152730

Partry (Irish: Pártraí) is a village[2] and a civil parish formerly called Ballyovey[3] in County Mayo, Ireland. It at the junction of the N84 and R330 roads between the towns of Ballinrobe and Castlebar, and between Lough Carra and Lough Mask, and near to Gloon Lough and Lough Nacorralea. It is frequented by visitors who come to fish locally.

While formerly known as Ballyovey, the contemporary name, Partry, derives from the word "Partraige", which is the name of the tribe that lived in the area in ancient times.

In 2004, Partry Athletic Football Club was formed by members of the local community. It proceeded to win Division 2 of the Mayo league the season after its formation. When Michael Cronin resigned as manager after four years in charge, the Donnolly brothers took over in 2008. Since 2008, Partry Athletic has started running underage football teams ranging from Under 8 to Under 16 for boys and girls.

A priest-hunter named Seán na Sagart was killed in Partry.

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  1. ^ CDP08: Population and Actual and Percentage Change 2006 and 2011 by Electoral Division, Year and Statistic Central Statistics Office. Retrieved: 2012-04-15.
  2. ^ Partry Placenames Database of Ireland. Retrieved: 2012-04-15.
  3. ^ Partry Mayo Ireland. Retrieved: 2012-04-15.

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