Ballyhaunis lies in an area of great historical importance, with one of the highest concentrations of megalithic monuments in the West of Ireland.
There are numerous ringforts, souterrains, burial mounds, church sites, wedge tombs, crannogs (lake dwellings) and fulachta fiadha (ancient cooking sites).
A recent discovery was a 4,000 year old dugout boat in Aughamore. Ballyhaunis attracts many visitors with an interest in archaeology who find the town an ideal holiday base.
The sites of archaeological interest include:
Court Tomb Cappagh, Tooreen 3400 - 1800 BC
Wedge Tomb Greenwood 1900 - 1400 BC
Ogham Stones Island and Tullaghaun 400 AD
Forts dotted all over the landscape
Crannogs Island Lake, White Lake
Souterrains at Aughamore, Carrownedan, Coolnah
Below is a list of further historical articles about famous landmarks in and around Ballyhaunis:
St Patrick's Church and the Mayo Millennium Spire