County Mayo

"Mayo, a county of Ireland, province of Connaught, 62 m. long and 52 broad, bounded E by Roscommon, S by Galway, W and N by the Atlantic, and NE by Sligo, 54 m. long, and 48 broad, and containing 796,000 acres, divided into 68 parishes. It sends 2 members to parliament. The W coast is mountainous, and thinly inhabited; but the interior produces excellent pasturage, and is watered by several lakes and rivers. Pop. 297,538. Chief town, Castlebar."
[From The New London Gazetteer (1826)]


Description and Travel

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The transcription for this county from the National Gazetteer (1868), provided by Colin Hinson.



Book recommendation:

Smith, B. A Guide to Tracing your Mayo Ancestors, Glenageary, Co. Dublin, Ireland, Amazon.Com Listing 96 p. [ISBN 0 9508466 7 8]

Online Resources:

  • The Ireland Genealogy Project's County Mayo page, and its listing of the Project's available Mayo Records.
  • The Irish Ancestors website (subscription) has the following types of records: State Registration of Births, Marriages & Deaths, Census returns, Land records, Church records, Genealogical Office records, Gravestone inscriptions, Directories, Newspapers, Wills, Deeds, and Occupations.
  • Irish Ancestors' extensive County Mayo website.
  • The LDS FamilySearch Wiki's Ireland Online Genealogy Records for County Mayo.
  • The Fianna website's pages for County Mayo provide important addresses and extensive information about online and other genealogy resources.
  • Roots Ireland (subscription) "offers access to a unique database of more than 20 million Irish records". Its Mayo coverage includes Baptismal/Birth Records, Marriage Records, Burial/Death Records, Census Records and Griffith's Valuation (Free Access).
  • Graham Jaunay's On-line Irish Names Research Directory


From Fianna:

Bohola Post (annual),
Mr. P.J. Finan, Bohola, Claremorris, Co. Mayo

North Mayo Historical and Archaeological Society Journal (annual)
Mr. J. Garry, Editor, 26 Maple Drive, Greenhills, Drogheda, Co. Louth

Castlebar Parish Magazine (annual),
Mr. J. Mee, c/o Connaught Telegraph, Castlebar

Cathair na Mart (annual),
The Chairman, Westport Historical Society, Carrowholly, Westport, Co. Mayo