Mayo's Hidden Histories

Experience the living Mayo, because Mayo is always on the move !


June 2017

The Mayo's Hidden Histories Seminar will take place on Saturday 10th June at Turlough Park (National Museum of Country Life), Castlebar, from 11am to 4pm.

There will be fascinating talks by GMIT staff and graduates about Mayo's eagles, medieval orders, love and marriage settlements and workhouses in the 19th century.

This event is free but booking is required.

Here is the programme:

  • Eagles in Mayo: Their history and heritage by Dr Seán Lysaght

  • Moore Hall and the Land War by Dr Fiona White

  • The Third Order Franciscans in Mayo in the late medieval period by Dr Yvonne McDermott 

  • Love and the Marriage Settlement By Olivia Martin

  • Mayo workhouses in the 19th century By Barbara Barclay

  • The Garveys of Cornfield By Lynda Huxley and Olive Greaney