Museum & Library

The Mayo history museum at the North Mayo Heritage and Genealogical Centre contains original domestic and farming artifacts from County Mayo.

Most of the exhibits have come from local homes, businesses and farms in the area.

These include an original horse-drawn trap, a set of carpentry and blacksmith tools and even a traditional poitin still.

The Don McLane Library is a unique collection of special interest books and records which is open to the public on request. The centre is very grateful for the support from our patron Don McLane.

Topics include: Genealogy, Gardening, Enniscoe and Folklore.

The Irish Hunger Memorial

Photographs of the re-constructed traditional cottage at the memorial centre in Battery Park, New York are held at the heritage centre. The cottage belonged to the Slack family from Carradoogan in the parish of Attymass in County Mayo. It ceased to be used  in the 1960s. The Slack family donated the cottage to the memorial centre in “memory of all the Slack family members of previous generations who emigrated to America and fared well there”.

The centre is a member of the Irish Museums Association and of the Museums of Mayo group.

Traditional Irish pony trap at the Mayo history museum.