Strade

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Straide
An tSráid
Village
Roman Catholic church, Straide
Roman Catholic church, Straide
Straide is located in Ireland
Straide
Straide
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°55′16″N 9°07′52″W / 53.921°N 9.131°W / 53.921; -9.131Coordinates: 53°55′16″N 9°07′52″W / 53.921°N 9.131°W / 53.921; -9.131
Country Ireland
Province Connacht
County County Mayo
Elevation 20 m (70 ft)
Population (2006)[1]
 • Total 570
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference M255969

Straide (Irish: An tSráid), or Strade,[2] is a village in County Mayo, Ireland. It is located on the N58 national secondary road between Foxford and Castlebar. The name Strade is an anglicisation of the Irish words an tsráid, meaning the street.

Straide Abbey has some interesting carved reliefs on its ruined walls.

George Moore (1727-1799), who founded the famous Moore Hall estate at Lough Carra, came from Ashbrook House near Strade.

A museum in the village records the story of Michael Davitt who was born in Strade, and how he and Charles Stewart Parnell formed the Land League at the end of the nineteenth century to abolish landlordism in Ireland and enable tenant farmers to own the land on which they worked.[3]

Pictures[edit]

Pictures of Strade Friary, and Michael Davitt
Sculptured tomb
Sculptured tomb 
Relief
Relief 
Sculptured tomb panels
Sculptured tomb panels 
North transept window
North transept window 
Pelican
Pelican 
Eagle and snake
Eagle and snake 
Michael Davitt
Michael Davitt 

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census 2006 – Volume 1 – Population Classified by Area" (PDF). Central Statistics Office Census 2006 Reports. Central Statistics Office Ireland. April 2007. Retrieved 2011-11-07. 
  2. ^ "An tSráid / Strade". Government of Ireland. Retrieved 7 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Michael Davitt Museum". Museums & Archive. The Heritage Council. Retrieved 7 November 2011.