Here you will find links to historical articles related to County Mayo and you can visit the Museums of Mayo website for information on the museums.
As well as the links there are also many historical articles under the various towns and communities.
An Outline History of Mayo also divided into smaller sections:
- Lord Frederick Cavendish: Champion of the Oppressed by Tom Kelly
Forgotten Man of History: James Daly, the Telegraph's most celebrated editor
Michael Davitt: Mayo's Most Famous Son
Many of the towns and communities have sections on History, here a few examples:
Mayo Abbey a small village that gave its name to County Mayo
Charlestown history section has interesting accounts of some of its main characters as well as an excellent photo gallery from yesteryear
Browse our Towns & Villages section to find more historical articles.
There are many writers in County Mayo have documented interesting facets of Mayo's history, here a few books on Mayo's History:
The Famine in Mayo A Portrait from Contemporary Sources
This book is not intended as such a study, but it wants to be a real portrait of the lives and deaths of Mayo's people as recorded by witnesses in newspapers, official records and books.
Westport The Tear and The Smile - nostalgia, laughter and tears, that recalls a time when Westport was young but growing
Mayo - A Proud County - this book gives a glimpse of County Mayo, its past and its present, people, places and enterprise. It is a colourful compilation of magnificent photographs from many corners of the county and references many famous Mayo people.