The Province of Connacht

Cúige derives from the Old Irish for ‘a fifth’ (we originally had 5 provinces including Meath – The Middle Kingdom)

These are some of the most significant landmarks, buildings and monuments in the province of Connacht

Ballylahan Castle, Straide, County Mayo 1239

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The Exeters, The MacJordans, and a 700-year-old ruin Ballylahan Castle is located a couple of kilometers northeast of Strade village in County Mayo. It was constructed in 1239 on the south bank of the [...]

Ballylahan Castle, Straide, County Mayo 12392020-04-29T17:39:33+00:00

Clew Bay Archeology Trail, Clew Bay. County Mayo

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6000 years of spectacular history and heritage   Clew Bay is one of the most spectacular sea inlets in Ireland that has attracted human settlement for at least 6000 years. The Clew Bay Archaeological Trail [...]

Clew Bay Archeology Trail, Clew Bay. County Mayo2020-04-29T17:40:49+00:00

Doolagh Valley Famine Memorial, County Mayo

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The 25km Doolagh Pass is one of the most beautiful landscapes in Ireland but it was also the scene of one of Ireland's greatest tragedies. In 1849 during the Great Hunger, 600 starving souls [...]

Doolagh Valley Famine Memorial, County Mayo2020-04-29T19:32:48+00:00

Boyle Abbey, Boyle. County Roscommon  1161-1592

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An excellent example of an early Irish Cistercian Monastery Boyle Abbey was established in 1161 under the patronage of the MacDermotts and was completed in 1218. It was the first Cistercian monastery founded [...]

Boyle Abbey, Boyle. County Roscommon  1161-15922020-04-29T13:57:47+00:00

Sligo Abbey, Sligo Town. County Sligo 1252

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The only sculptured 15th century altar to survive in Ireland Sligo Abbey is located right in the middle of Sligo Town. It was built by Maurice Fitzgerald for the Dominicans in 1252 and [...]

Sligo Abbey, Sligo Town. County Sligo 12522020-05-06T14:01:22+00:00