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The Currane Peninsula

Currane is a peninsula in County Mayo, on the west coast of Ireland. It sits bewteen the mainland and Achill Island.

The Western Greenway is the first cycling route of its kind in Ireland, following the old Achill Sound to Westport rail route. It passes through the north side of the peninsula, following a very scenic route.

There are 730 people living on the Currane peninsula, 25% of whom are native Irish speakers. The peninsula is immediately east of Achill Island, and forms part of the parish of Achill. It comprises the villages of Tonragee, Polranny, Belfarsad, Currane and Doughbeg.

Achill Island is connected to the peninsula via the Michael Davitt Bridge.

Currane is a place of extreme beauty, dominated by Currane Hill (524 m). There are great views of Clew Bay and the Mullet Peninsula to the north.

Currane is the home of Griffin Park, the Community Sports Field overlooking views of Croagh Patrick, Achillbeg Island and Clare Island. It hosts Rugby, Gaelic Football, Soccer Matches and has even hosted a game of Cricket.





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