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Both Chomla
Bohola Church
Bohola Church
Bohola is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°54′09″N 9°03′21″W / 53.902618°N 9.0558300°W / 53.902618; -9.0558300Coordinates: 53°54′09″N 9°03′21″W / 53.902618°N 9.0558300°W / 53.902618; -9.0558300
CountyCounty Mayo
 • Total203
Irish Grid ReferenceM3065995300
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Bohola (Irish: Both Chomhla, meaning "Comhla's cell") is a village, in the barony of Gallen, County Mayo, Ireland located along the N5 national primary road, which gives its name to the parish of Bohola. It consists of 2 pubs, a post office and a Catholic church. The village is located near Lough Conn.


People living in the Parish of Bohola play Gaelic Football with "Bohola Moy Davitts". Bohola Moy Davitts is an amalgamated team consisting of Straide, Foxford and Bohola. Among the teams achievements are its "Feile Doire 2010" All-Ireland title.[citation needed]

People from Bohola[edit]

Martin Sheridan achieved fame in the United States for his accomplishments in track and field during St. Louis, Athens and London Olympiads in the early part of the 20th century was born in Bohola on 28 March 1881. Former New York City Mayor and US Ambassador to Mexico William O'Dwyer and his brother, a humanitarian, lawyer, and politician, Paul O'Dwyer are also natives of the village, as is prominent civil rights attorney Frank Durkan, also of New York, a nephew of the O'Dwyers.[2]. Dundalk F.C. player John Mountney hails from the village as does Bridie (née McNicholas) Staunton, the mother of Imelda Staunton famous for roles in Vera Drake (2004), Nanny McPhee (2005) and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007).

Popular culture[edit]

Brendan Shine wrote a song called "Three Pubs in Bohola". The three pubs listed by Shine were McDonagh's, Clarke's and Roche's; however, locals will be the only ones who would be able to confirm the accuracy of his lyrics.[citation needed]

Since the song was written Clarke's has closed and Roche's is now The Village Inn.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Census 2016 Sapmap Area: Settlements Bohola". Central Statistics Office (Ireland). Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Ireland Civil Registration Indexes, 1845-1958," database, FamilySearch ( : 4 December 2014), BIRTHS entry for Francis P Durkan; citing Swineford, Jul - Sep 1930, vol. 4, p. 283, General Registry, Custom House, Dublin; FHL microfilm 101,231.

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