co. Mayo

images of locations in co. Mayo

Murrisk Abbey, Murrisk. co.Mayo 1457

Murrisk Abbey was founded 1456 by the Augustinian Friars on the site of a former church reputedly founded by St Patrick. It is located near to foot of Croagh Patrick Mountain close to the sea overlooking [...]

The National Famine Memorial, Murrisk. co.Mayo 1997

The National Famine Memorial is located in Murrisk in co. Mayo at the foot of Croagh Patrick and commands panoramic views over the landscape of Clew Bay. This striking sculpture was crafted by John Behan [...]

Burrishoole Friary, Newport. co.Mayo 1470

Burrishoole Friary, now a national monument, was founded in 1470 by Richard de Burgo of Turlough. De Burgo was an ancestor of Risdeárd an Iarainn Bourke; Granuaile O'Malley's second husband, who originally owned the nearby [...]

The World’s oldest field system – The Ceide Fields, co.Mayo. c.3000 b.c

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 made up of stone walls, field systems, enclosures and [...]

Cong Abbey, Cong. co. Mayo – founded 1135

These are the remains of the Royal Augustinian Abbey of Cong. It contains some of the finest examples of early architecture in Ireland including Gothic windows, Romanesque doors, clustered pillars, arches, standing columns and floral [...]

The Monk’s Fishing House, Cong. co. Mayo – c.15th or 16th century

These are the remains of The Monk's Fishing House located in the grounds of Cong Abbey. This ingenious structure was built sometime between 1400 and 1550 on a platform over the River Cong. A small [...]

Srahwee Wedge Tomb, Cregganbaun. co.Mayo – c.2000 b.c

Srahwee wedge tomb is regarded as one of the finest megalithic tombs in Ireland. It was constructed during the Bronze Age (approx 2000 b.c) and is located in wild and stunning scenery about 5 miles [...]

Westport House, Westport. co. Mayo – 1730

Westport House was built in 1730 and is considered to be one of Ireland's most beautiful historic homes. It was designed by the famous architects Richard Cassels and James Wyatt. Cassels, born in German, also [...]

Meelick Round Tower, Swinford. co. Mayo – c.10th century

Meelick Round Tower is a well preserved tower located on a hill near Swinford in co. Mayo. It was built between 923 and 1013 a.d on a monastic site attributed to St. Broccaidh. Meelick was [...]

Turlough Round Tower, Turlough. co. Mayo – c.9th century

This well-preserved round tower stands on a hillside overlooking the gardens for the National Museum of Country Life. The Round Tower dates to the c.9th century and is odd looking as it has a lower [...]

The Irish Museum of Country Life, Castlebar. co.Mayo – 2001

Ashford Castle, Cong. co. Mayo – b.1881 on earlier Norman site

The architecture of Ashford Castle dates from several eras. The oldest section is a 13th-century Norman castle that once belonged to the de Burgh family. A house styled like a French château (the original Ashford [...]

Rockfleet Castle, Newport. co.Mayo – c.1550

Rockfleet Castle was built in the mid 16th century and was the main stronghold of Grace O’Malley, the ‘Pirate Queen of the west’ (c.1530- c. 1603). This strategic location was carefully chosen by Grace as [...]

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