Leenane is, today, a small village, perched on the edge of the
only fjord in Ireland, known as Killary Harbour.
The area is part of the 'wild west coast' of Ireland, exposed
to the ever-changing weather washing over it from the Atlantic,
thin-soiled and rugged. Killary Harbour is deep, wide and
navigable - a safe haven for shipping and a source of food for
Leenane was the setting for the Richard Harris film, The
Field, and a bar is still called after it.