My Own Place - Historical Walk of Castlebar in Co. Mayo

My Own Place is a historical tour of the town of Castlebar. Historian and Castlebar native Brian Hoban, will make local history come alive during the course of the walk which will last for between 1.5 and 2 hours and takes place each Saturday morning during July and August at 10am sharp.

Brian is a Fáilte Ireland Approved Tour Guide.

The tour, which has been thoroughly researched by Brian, departs from the 1798 Memorial, The Mall, Castlebar (Opposite Church of Ireland). In between is a paced, twelve-stop walk, which touches on almost all aspects of the history of Castlebar and its most famous sons and daughters.

From the De Burgo Castle, the foundation of the town, through the story of 1798 and The Races of Castlebar, John Moores grave, and on to the Wesleyan church, Michael Davitt's founding of the Land League and the Linenhall and its colourful connection with the past.

There are stories to be told of Ernie O MalleyMargaret Burke SheridanLouis Brennan, Lord Lucan, Lady Diana Spencer, and the late great dance band leader Stephen Garvey.

Sightseeing and heritage tours throughout Mayo are offered for groups, which can be tailored to suit your itinerary.

For further details or quotations, contact Brian on 087 923 4504 or email