A remarkable snap-shot of Straide has been captured on a one-hour documentary film sponsored by the Straide Pride of Place Committee. Tommy Stenson, videographer, worked with the lots of people in Straide to create this magnificent gem.   

The documentary features the work of active community groups, young sporting heroes and talented musicians. Memories of life in the past are recalled and stories shared. It captures the spirit and landscape of beautiful Straide; a great place to live and a wonderful place to visit. 

Straide is home to an innovative and inclusive community that remembers its past and has great hopes for the future. Straide is a place of enduring historical monuments, legacies of previous generations, and is proud to be the birth-place of Michael Davitt, a radical reformer and founder of the Land League. It is a place of unassuming beauty.  The River Moy and tributaries which are renowned for salmon meander through the area which is overlooked by the distinctive Nephin and Ox Mountain ranges.  The landmark Fair Green and Michael Davitt Museum, Straide Abbey and the ‘church on the hill’ are often admired by those passing through the area on the N58. 

The documentary film is now available for purchase from the Straide Pride of Place Committee.  The Committee hope it will bring much enjoyment and pride and will be watched again and again. Sincere gratitude is due to all the people who contributed to making this film possible.

For More Information and to contact Straide Pride of Place Committee


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Telephone:  087-988-3968

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The Journey Begins

Thanks for supporting Straide Pride of Place!

We are very excited about our Pride of Place journey. We are a vibrant community in the heart of Mayo. Straide is a picturesque village with a stong historic legacy, located between Foxford and Castlebar in the diocese of Achonry. We are proud of our community spirit and are delighted to be nominated for Pride of Place by Mayo Co. Co. Ní neart go cur le chéile.

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