News from County Mayo

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.

Mayo (Mayo)
Letterkenny circa 1937

Your MAYO parish just before the Famine

When: Wednesday, 10 June, 2020

If you have traced your ancestors to a particular town, village or parish in County Mayo, this resource can provide local insights into the district in which they lived, and what amenities were available to them at that time. Lewis' Topographical Dictionary of Ireland is one of the most valuable


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.


Ballycastle says Goodbye to Ireland's Oldest Woman

When: Saturday, 30 January, 2016

Molly Madden (nee Keane) passed away at the Moy Ridge Nursing Home in Ballina earlier this month. Molly became Mayo’s oldest ever living person on August 25, 2015 as she overtook Helena Gibbons of Ballindine as Mayo's oldest recorded woman.  Ms Gibbons lived 108 years and 260 days.

Ballycastle (Mayo)
Molly Madden in the company of her children on her 109th birthday in December 2015

Islandeady Graveyards are Mapped

When: Tuesday, 9 July, 2013

The mapping of the graveyards in the parish is a great resource for those seeking to find out more about their ancestors. It means that those who can travel to the parish as well as those who are far away, can conduct research and locate a grave plot and headstone.

Islandeady (Mayo)