Annaghmore National School 1892-1942
by Maureen Langan-Egan, originally published Published as ‘Aspects of Education in
Annaghmore 1892-1942 in Annaghmore County Mayo Centenary Handbook 1992

Ballinglen Castle
Ruins of an old Norman castle near Ballycastle

Biographies of people associated with County Mayo

Civil War in Mayo: The Battle of Glenamoy, 1922
by Tom Langan Ex-N.T. Originally published in the North Mayo Historical Journal Vol. 2, No. 1, 1987/8 as "The Battle of Glenamoy"

Congested Districts Board
by Tom Langan. Originally published in the North Mayo Historical Journal Vol. 2, No. 3, 1990/91 as "The Congested Districts Board"

Heathfield House, Co. Mayo
Ancestral home of Ireland's first female President, Mary Robinson

Inishkea and Lacken Drowning Tragedies, 28th October 1927
19 Mayo fishermen died in this sudden and violent storm.

Ireland's history in maps
An interesting summary of Ireland's history and colonisation since the last ice age 20,000 years ago up until the famine in 1845, also depicted in a series of maps.

Jackie Clarke Collection
The most important private collection of Irish history material in public hands, comprising over 100,000 items spanning 400 years.  Located on Pearse Street, Ballina, Co. Mayo.

Memories of the old church in Ballycastle
by Tom Langan Ex-N.T.  Originally published in the North Mayo Historical Journal Vol. 3 No. 3 1995/6 as "Memories of the Old Church in Ballycastle"

North Mayo Historical Journal
List of 'North Mayo Historical Journal' articles republished on this website.

Photos from around Ballycastle, County Mayo

Rural life in Mayo before Independence (c1918)
by Tom Langan Ex-N.T.  Originally published in the North Mayo Historical Journal Vol. 3, No. 1, 1992/93 as "Ballycastle, Seventy Years Ago".  A wonderfully detailed account about rural life in Mayo before Irish independence and through the World War 1 era.

Survey of antiquities in Ballycastle parish (1943)

Survey of Mayo, Inquisition 1635-37
Some land dealings in Tyrawley before the Strafford survey (Inquisition 1635-'37), by Thomas Langan (1909 - 2002). Originally published in the North Mayo Historical Journal Vol. 2 No. 4 1990/1 as "The Survey of Mayo, Inquisition 1635-7"

The Great Famine in Mayo
This online publication is produced by Mayo County Library and tells the tragic story of the great famine in Mayo (1845-1850) from contemporary sources.

Two Wild Nights in Ballinglen
(3 separate historical accounts)
by Tom Langan Ex-N.T.  Originally published in the North Mayo Historical Journal Vol. 2, No. 2, 1988/9 as "Two Wild Nights in Ballinglen"

Visiting County Mayo

William O'Brien (1852-1928)
Social revolutionary & politician.  Originally published in the North Mayo Historical Journal Vol. 2, No. 2, 1988/9 under "Two Wild Nights in Ballinglen" by Tom Langan

Women and Migration in Mayo, 1820 - 1850
by Maureen Langan-Egan, Originally published in the in the Mayo Association of Galway Journal

Women in Mayo During the Famine Years
by Maureen Langan-Egan, Originally published in the North Mayo Historical Journal, Vol. 2, No. 1, 1987/8 as "Women in Mayo During the Famine Years"

Women in Mayo 1851 - 1881

by Maureen Langan-Egan.  Originally published as ‘Some Insights on Women in Mayo 1851-1881’ in the North Mayo Historical Journal, Vol 2. No. 5 1991/2.


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BOOKS
(not online)

Women in Mayo: A historical perspective
(book)
by Maureen Langan-Egan (second edition, April 2016).  An excellent account of how the women in County Mayo lived during the 19th century. This book focuses on several facets of the lives of Mayo women, with their experiences of recurrent famines, including the Great Famine, changing patterns of migration, emigration and employment. (Paperback, 214 pages including photos).

Galway Women in the Nineteenth Century
(book)
by Maureen Langan-Egan  (second edition, October 2014).  This book delineates the lives of the ‘Unknown Irishwoman’ in a turbulent century in Galway County and City on Ireland’s western seaboard.  It tells many of the untold or forgotten stories of ‘the lives of women which slide between the cracks’.


Heritage

Historical articles & information about County Mayo, Ireland
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