County Mayo

Contae Mhaigh Eo……’Plain of the Yew Trees’.
Motto: Dia is Muire Linn….. ‘God and Mary be with us’

These are some of the most significant landmarks, buildings and monuments in County Mayo

Murrisk Abbey, Murrisk. County Mayo 1456

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The ancient starting point for pilgrims to climb Croke Patrick  Murrisk Abbey in County Mayo was founded 1456 by the Augustinian Friars on the site of a former church reputedly founded by St [...]

Murrisk Abbey, Murrisk. County Mayo 14562019-06-25T19:45:46+00:00

100 year old nuns attacked, stripped and beaten here

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Burrishoole Friary, Newport, County Mayo This national monument is the beautiful ruin of Burishoole Abbey. It was founded by Sir Richard de Burgo for the Dominican order in 1469, who resigned his lordship and entered [...]

100 year old nuns attacked, stripped and beaten here2019-06-21T10:25:57+00:00

The World’s oldest field system

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The Ceide Fields are located near Ballycastle in co.Mayo. The Céide Fields are the oldest known and most extensive stone age field systems in the world covering 1,500 hectares. This open air archaeological site is [...]

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An ingenious building & the ultimate man cave

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The Monk’s Fishing House, Cong, County Mayo The Monk's Fishing House is located on the former grounds of Cong Abbey. This ingenious structure was built sometime in the 16th century on a platform over the [...]

An ingenious building & the ultimate man cave2019-06-21T10:26:23+00:00

A 10th century round tower with beautiful views

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Meelick Round Tower is located in Swinford, co. Mayo. It was built between 923 and 1013 a.d on a monastic site attributed to St. Broccaidh and the area was once the principal abbey in the [...]

A 10th century round tower with beautiful views2019-06-21T10:26:24+00:00

Country life in Ireland, a Victorian gem and a modern classic

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The Museum of Country Life is located in Turlough Village in co. Mayo. It was opened in 2001 and is the only national museum outside of Dublin. Turlough House was built in 1867 to the designs [...]

Country life in Ireland, a Victorian gem and a modern classic2019-06-21T10:26:25+00:00

A carefully chosen location for a Pirate Queen

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Rockfleet Castle is located near Newport in co.Mayo. It dates from the mid 1500's and was the main stronghold of Grace O’Malley (c.1530- c. 1603) - The ‘Pirate Queen of the West’. This strategic location [...]

A carefully chosen location for a Pirate Queen2019-06-21T10:26:26+00:00