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Errew is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°47′42″N 9°15′54″W / 53.79500°N 9.26500°W / 53.79500; -9.26500Coordinates: 53°47′42″N 9°15′54″W / 53.79500°N 9.26500°W / 53.79500; -9.26500
Country Ireland
Province Connacht
County County Mayo
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)

Errew (Irish: Oireadh) is a small rural settlement, 8km from the county town of Castlebar, County Mayo, Ireland. The history of Errew follows the Franciscan monastery which was established in 1879 as a boys school which closed in 1975, the church in the monastery remained open until 1981 There are 22 Brothers buried in the Monastery cemetery.

Gilla Áedha Ua Maigín, Bishop of Cork (died 1172), is noted in the Annals of the Four Masters as "of the family of Errew of Lough Con."

Errew is also noted for its national school.

Errew can also claim to contain various archeological places of interest, such as forts and souterraines and fairy forts.

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