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 Ceide Fields, Ballycastle. County Mayo c.3000BC

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The World's oldest field system 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 [...]

The Ceide Fields, Ballycastle. County Mayo c.3000BC2019-06-27T06:07:11+00:00

Cong Abbey, Cong. County Mayo 1135

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An Abbey with some of Ireland's finest early architecture founded by a great King Cong Abbey was founded on the former site of St Feichins Monastery by the great High King Turlough Mor [...]

Cong Abbey, Cong. County Mayo 11352019-06-27T12:04:55+00:00

Srahwee Wedge Tomb, Cregganbaun. County Mayo c.2000BC

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One of Ireland's finest wedge tombs, An altar, A holy well & A forest frozen in time Srahwee Wedge Tomb is located beside the 'main road' through the village of Cregganbaun in County [...]

Srahwee Wedge Tomb, Cregganbaun. County Mayo c.2000BC2019-06-27T12:10:26+00:00

Westport House, Westport. County Mayo 1730

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One of Ireland's most beautiful historic houses, Croagh Patrick & The Pirate Queen Westport House was built in 1730 and is considered to be one of Ireland's most beautiful historic homes. It was [...]

Westport House, Westport. County Mayo 17302019-06-27T12:12:25+00:00

Meelick Round Tower, Swinford. County Mayo 10th century

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A 10th century round tower with beautiful views 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 [...]

Meelick Round Tower, Swinford. County Mayo 10th century2019-06-27T12:14:34+00:00

Rockfleet Castle, Newport. County Mayo c.1550

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A carefully chosen location for a Pirate Queen 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) [...]

Rockfleet Castle, Newport. County Mayo c.15502019-06-27T12:55:42+00:00