Moygownagh - historically spelt Moygowna (Gaelic Maith Gamhna, meaning 'plain of the milch cows'), is one of the smallest, happiest, busiest and most active parishes in the diocese of Killala and is an ideal place in which to live. In Moygownagh one can experience peace and quiet, yet live in a vibrant community where all groups work in partnership to create a meitheal effect and all reap the benefits of working through this medium.
The village is on the main R315 Crossmolina to Ballycastle road. Its surrounding parishes are Kilfian, Crossmolina, and Kilcommon in the barony of Erris. Moygownagh is less than nine miles from Ballina or Crossmolina and it has a church, National School, general store and petrol station.
The modern Community Centre in Moygownagh is at the heart of the parish. It is a meeting place, a sporting venue, a planning and learning space. The people of Moygownagh and surrounding areas benefit from progressive community development training and various European equality programmes at the centre. It is also the headquarters of the leading organization in women’s development in North Mayo - Women of the North West.