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For a list of archives and libraries on the national level, go to the Ireland Archives and Libraries page.

Archives[edit | edit source]

British Newspaper Archive (County Mayo)
Website: British Newspaper Archive (County Mayo)

County Mayo Genealogy Archives
Website: County Mayo Genealogy Archives

Ireland Genealogy Projects (County Mayo)
Website: Ireland Genealogy Projects (County Mayo)

The Irish Archives (County Mayo)
Website: The Irish Archives (County Mayo)

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Achill Library
The Library
Achill Sound
Achill Island F28 XE77
Telephone: 098 20910
Email: mmadden@mayococo.ie
Email #2: charman@mayococo.ie
Website: Achill Library
Website #2: Achill Library
Website #3: Achill Island Library

Ballina Library
Pearse Street
Abbeyhalfquarter
Ballina
Telephone: 096 70833
Email: bvarley@mayococo.ie
Email #2: librarymayo@mayococo.ie
Website: Ballina Library
Website #2: Ballina Library

Ballinrobe Library
Main Street
Friarsquarter West
Ballinrobe
Telephone: 094 9541896
Email: mfarragher@mayococo.ie
Website: Ballinrobe Library
Website #2: Ballinrobe Library
Website #3: Ballinrobe Library

Ballyhaunis Library
Clare Street
Friarsground
Ballyhaunis
Telephone: 094 9630161
Email: efreyne@mayococo.ie
Website: Ballyhaunis Library
Website #2: Ballyhaunis Library

Belmullet Library
Civic Centre
Belmullet
Telephone: 097 82555
Email: khealy@mayococo.ie
Email #2: blavelle@mayococo.ie
Website: Belmullet Library
Website #2: Belmullet Library

Castlebar Library
John Moore Rd
Gorteendrunagh
Castlebar
Telephone: 094 9047955/9047936
Email: dmolloy@mayococo.ie
Email #2: plmccart@mayococo.ie
Website: Castlebar Library
Website #2: Castlebar Library

Charlestown Library
Lavy Beg
Charlestown
Telephone: 094 9255934
Email: ngannon@mayococo.ie
Email #2: aoifek@mayococo.ie
Website: Charlestown Library
Website #2: Charlestown Library
Website #3: Charlestown Library

Clare Island Library
Clare Island
Telephone: 098 26525 (Clare Island Development Office)
Email: cliaracdp@eircom.net
Website: Clare Island Library

Claremorris Library
Dalton Street
Clare
Claremorris
Telephone: 094 9371666
Email: tmurtagh@mayococo.ie
Email #2: claremorrislib@mayococo.ie
Website: Claremorris Library
Website #2: Claremorris Library
Website #3: Claremorris Library

Crossmolina Library
Ballina Street
Knockalegan
Crossmolina
Telephone: 096 31939
Email: mgallagh@mayococo.ie
Website: Crossmolina Library

Foxford Library
Main Street
Foxford
Telephone: 094 9256040
Email: kjoyce@mayococo.ie
Website: Foxford Library
Website #2: Foxford Library

Inishturk Library
Community Centre
Inishturk
Telephone: 098 45778
Website: Inishturk Library

Kilkelly Library
Kilkelly
Telephone: 094 9367758
Email: dpower@mayococo.ie
Email #2: ngannon@mayococo.ie
Website: Kilkelly Library
Website #2: Kilkelly Library
Website #3: Kilkelly Library

Kiltimagh Library
Aidan Street
Kiltimagh
Telephone: 094 9381786
Email: bwimsey@mayococo.ie
Website: Kiltimagh Library
Website #2: Kiltimagh Library

Louisburgh Library
Main Street
Clooncarrabaun
Louisburgh
Telephone: 098 66658
Email: mkeane@mayococo.ie
Website: Louisburgh Library

Swinford Library
Station Road
Carrowbeg
Swinford
Telephone: 094 9253120
Email: aobrien@mayococo.ie
Website: Swinford Library
Website #2: Swinford Library
Website #3: Swinford Library & Cultutral Centre

Westport Library
The Crescent
Cahernamart
Westport
Telephone: 098 25747
Email: westportlibrary@mayococo.ie
Email #2: westportlib@mayococo.ie
Website: Westport Library
Website #2: Westport Library

Museums[edit | edit source]

The Celtic Furrow Visitor Centre
Ballintubber Abbey
Ballintubber
Claremorris F12 W584
Telephone: 094 903 0934
Email: info@ballintubberabbey.ie
Website: The Celtic Furrow
Website #2: The Celtic Furrow Visitor Centre
Website #3: The Celtic Furrow Visitor Centre

The Celtic Furrow is a unique visitor centre, which traces cultural, historical, and spiritual roots in Ireland over 5,000 years. Ideal for young and old alike, come along and enjoy a snapshot of our rich cultural heritage from the wonder of Neolithic times to the nostalgia of life in rural Ireland fifty years ago. It finally opens up to us the choices we have to make to day that will determine our (hi)story in the future.

Clew Bay Heritage Centre
The Quay
Rosbeg
Westport
Telephone: 098 26852
Email: westportheritage@eircom.net
Website: Clew Bay Heritage Centre
Website #2: Clew Bay Heritage Centre
Website #3: Clew Bay Heritage Centre
Website #4: Clew Bay Heritage Centre

Clew Bay Heritage Centre traces the history of the planned town and the Clew Bay area from pre-Christian times to the present. Artefacts, documents, and photographs connected with the general Westport area provide a basis for the presentation of local history, customs, and traditions.

Hennigan's Heritage Centre
Rubble
Killasser
Swinford
Telephone: 087 2491402
Email: hennigansheritagecentre@gmail.com
Email #2: tom-hennigan@hotmail.com
Website: Hennigan's Heritage Centre
Website #2: Hennigan's Heritage Centre
Website #3: Hennigan's Heritage Centre
Website #4: Hennigan's Heritage Centre

The purpose of the Heritage Centre is to preserve and showcase the heritage of life of the Mayo area, from farming, house and home, to jobs and work, to celebration of life.

Ionad Deirbhile (Eachléim Heritage Centre)
Eachléim (Aughleam)
Belmullet
Telephone: 097 85727
Email: eolas@ionaddeirbhile.ie
Website: Ionad Deirbhile
Website #2: Ionad Deirbhile
Website #3: Ionad Deirbhile Heritage Centre

The Centre houses a wealth of information relating to local folklore, archaeology, local history, and an account of a former way of life, for instance, currach fishing, construction of old houses native to this area, etc.

Kiltimagh Museum
Kiltimagh Railway Museum
Kiltimagh
Telephone: 094 938 1132
Email: solanb@gofree.indigo.ie
Website: Kiltimagh Museum
Website #2: Kiltimagh Museum

The aim of this project is to enhance and preserve our culture and local heritage asset and promote our museum as a vibrant tourist amenity.

Museum of Country Life
Turlough Park House
Gortnafolla
Castlebar
Telephone: 094 903 1755
Email: tpark@museum.ie
Website: Country Life
Website #2: The National Museum of Ireland Country Life
Website #3: National Museum of Ireland - Country Life
Website #4: National Museum of Ireland - Country Life
Website #5: National Museum of Ireland - Country Life
Website #6: Irish Museum of Country Life

Explore bygone crafts and skills, traditional farming and fishing practices, ancient customs, festivals, life in the home, and more.

North Mayo Heritage Centre
Enniscoe
Castlehill
Ballina
Telephone: 096 31809
Email: northmayo@gmail.com
Website: North Mayo Heritage Centre
Website #2: North Mayo Heritage Centre
Website #3: North Mayo Family Research Centre
Website #4: North Mayo Heritage Centre
Website #5: North Mayo Heritage Centre
Website #6: North Mayo Family Heritage Centre

North Mayo Heritage Centre is dedicated to preserving and promoting the rich heritage of the region. The North Mayo Heritage Centre is located on the grounds of Enniscoe House. The Centre houses the North Mayo Family History Centre, which provides genealogical research for parishes in the northern part of County Mayo.

For a list of County Mayo museums, go to List of museums in the Republic of Ireland in Wikipedia. Click on the arrow in the column heading labeled County to make the listing alphabetical by county name beginning with County Carlow.