Bekan, County Mayo

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Bekan
Béacán
Village
Bekan is located in Ireland
Bekan
Bekan
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°45′43″N 8°51′04″W / 53.762062°N 8.851072°W / 53.762062; -8.851072Coordinates: 53°45′43″N 8°51′04″W / 53.762062°N 8.851072°W / 53.762062; -8.851072
Country Ireland
Province Connacht
County County Mayo
Elevation 84 m (276 ft)
Irish Grid Reference M439781

Bekan or Becan (Irish: Béacán)[1][2] is a small village located in eastern County Mayo. Because of the almost entirely rural population, Bekan is traditionally a farming community. The village is located off the R323 road between Knock and Ballyhaunis.

The Connacht GAA Centre of Excellence was built outside Bekan village in December 2012 [3]

Literature[edit]

A book about the parish, called Béacán/Bekan: Portrait of an East Mayo Parish, edited by Fr. Michael Comer and Dr. Nollaig Ó Muraíle, was published in 1986.

Education[edit]

The local school is St. Joseph's National School.

Sport[edit]

The Connacht GAA Centre of Excellence is the major sporting facility in the area. The centre is located on the R323 just outside the village. The centre boasts a 3G Pitch, five floodlit Gaelic games pitches and a Gymnasium.[4]

Transport[edit]

Bekan railway station opened on 1 January 1909 and was shut on 17 June 1963.[5]

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