News from County Mayo

Mayo Day 2021

When: Friday, 16 April, 2021

Highlights for #MayoDay include a one-hour flagship TV programme broadcast on Mayo Day evening on TG4 and the TG4 Player, and an online collaboration with The Irish Times focusing on business and enterprise on the evening of Thursday, April 29th.

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Mayo Day 2021

Finding your Mayo ancestors

When: Wednesday, 16 December, 2020

In the first video, Dympna outlined how to start.  She points viewers towards the online censuses of 1901 and 1911.  From there you can get some vital information to start on your path by identifying family members and taking it from there following the marriage, births and death records to build

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Researching your Mayo ancestors

Historical All-Ireland Senior Football Finals

When: Wednesday, 16 December, 2020

On Saturday, Mayo and Dublin Senior football teams will meet in Croke Park to battle for the Sam Maguire Cup. Dublin are competing to win their 6th Championship in a row, while Mayo will be looking to bring home the All-Ireland title for the first time in 69 years.

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Letterkenny circa 1937

Your MAYO parish just before the Famine

When: Wednesday, 10 June, 2020

Lewis' Topographical Dictionary of Ireland is one of the most valuable and unique sources of local history in Ireland.  The equivalent of a tourist's "Lonely Planet Guide" in its day, this groundbreaking publication came in two volumes, with an accompanying atlas. First published in 1837, it was

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Your MAYO parish just before the Famine

Mayo Orphan Girls - An Earl Grey genealogy project

When: Saturday, 16 March, 2019

From 1848 to 1850, the Famine Orphan Emigration Scheme, administered by Colonial Secretary, Earl Grey, sent a total of 4,114 young women from 118 Irish workhouses to the Australian ports of Sydney, Port Phillip (Melbourne) and Adelaide.

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