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Killala (in Irish: Cill Ala) is on the beautiful west coast of County Mayo in Ireland.

It is very close to the Gaeltacht region where the Irish language is still spoken and actively promoted.

Situated on the road out of Ballina on the way to Belderrig, Killala is en route to the world famous Ceide Fields neolithic site that dates back over 5,000 years (before the building of the Egyptian pyramids and Stonehenge).



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Twinned with the town of Chauve in France, Killala is well known throughout Ireland and is a popular location for historians. It was used as the major location for the multi-million pound television series "The Year Of The French" (based on the novel by Thomas Flanagan).

Today, Killala benefits from its proximity to Ireland West Airport at Knock which is only a 45 minute drive away ........

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Killala is famous for the French army occupation in August 1798. This old Irish village is remarkable in Irish history as the first place taken from the British and garrisoned by a small French army under the command of General Jean Joseph Amable Humbert.
The village remained under Franco-Irish rule for 32 days until the British army defeated the French army in battle and executed the local Irish rebels.

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