Mulranny

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Mallaranny
an Mhala Raithní
Village
Mallaranny is located in Ireland
Mallaranny
Mallaranny
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°54′14″N 9°47′23″W / 53.9039°N 9.7897°W / 53.9039; -9.7897Coordinates: 53°54′14″N 9°47′23″W / 53.9039°N 9.7897°W / 53.9039; -9.7897
Country Ireland
Province Connacht
County County Mayo
Population (2016)[1]
 • Total 289
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference L824964

Mulranny (Irish: an Mhala Raithní, meaning "the hill-brow of the ferns"[2])—sometimes spelled as 'Mallaranny', 'Mulrany',[2] 'Malaranny', 'Mullaranny', 'Mullranny' or 'Mulranny'—is a seaside village on the isthmus between Clew Bay and Blacksod Bay in County Mayo, Ireland. Mulranny is the home of colourful giant Fuchsias, Ferns and exotic plants. This plant life is celebrated each summer during the Mulranny Mediterranean Heather Festival. Mulranny has been cited as a possible source of the ancient Gallowglass MacNevin family, who originally emigrated to Scotland in the mid 10th Century. The Nevin Coat of Arms has a Fern as a main symbol.

Mulranny, nestled at the foot of The Nephin Mountain Range, offers long sandy blue flag beaches and a relatively mild climate. Mulranny also plays host to a coastal lagoon. The Corraun Peninsula, which contains three mountain peaks, is situated across Clew Bay.

In 2011, Mulranny was a winner of the EDEN (European Destination of Excellence) award.

Transport[edit]

Road access[edit]

Mulranny is located on the N59 national secondary road.

Public transport[edit]

Bus services[edit]

Bus Éireann route 440 (Dooagh-Westport-Ireland West Airport Knock operates once a day in each direction. On Sundays route 440 does not operate however Expressway route 52 provides an evening journey each way to/from Westport and Galway[3]

Rail access[edit]

The nearest rail services may be accessed at Westport railway station approximately 31 km distant. There are several trains a day from Westport to Dublin Heuston via Athlone.

Walking & cycling[edit]

Mulranny lies on the 42 km Great Western Greenway, which runs between Westport and Achill.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census 2016 Sapmap Area: Settlements Mulranny". Central Statistics Office (Ireland). Retrieved 8 July 2018. 
  2. ^ a b "an Mhala Raithní/Mallaranny". Placenames Database of Ireland. Government of Ireland - Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and Dublin City University. Retrieved 8 July 2018. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 April 2013. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 

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