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Encyclopedia > County Mayo
County Mayo
Contae Mhaigh Eo
Coat of arms of County Mayo
Location
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Statistics
Province: Connacht
County Town: Castlebar
Code: MO
Area: 5,397 km²
Population (2006) 123,648
Website: www.mayococo.ie

County Mayo (Irish: Contae Mhaigh Eo, lit. the plain of the yew trees) is a county in the province of Connacht, located on the west coast of Ireland. The county town of Mayo is Castlebar. Mayo is bordered to the south by Galway, to the east by Roscommon, and to the north-east by Sligo. Castlebar and Ballina are by far the two most populous towns in the county, with 10,729 and 10,146 residents respectively according to the 2006 census; with Castlebar being much larger by land area. These are followed by Westport, a popular tourist town, which has 5,140 residents. The fourth largest town is Claremorris with a population of 3,170. Other towns include Ballinrobe, Ballyhaunis and Swinford. Download high resolution version (675x765, 31 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... map File links The following pages link to this file: County Mayo Categories: GFDL images ... During late Gaelic and early historic times Ireland was divided into provinces to replace the earlier system of the tuatha. ... Statistics Area: 17,713. ... A county town is the capital of a county in the United Kingdom or Republic of Ireland. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A number plate for a car registered in 2001 in County Dublin Index marks on Number plates in the Republic of Ireland issued since 1987 have the format YY-CC-SSSSSS where the components are: YY — a 2-digit year (e. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Yew Tree may refer to: The Yew Yew Tree, West Bromwich This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Statistics Area: 17,713. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Statistics Province: Connacht County Town: Galway Code: G (GY proposed) Area: 6,148 km² Population (2006) 231,035 (including Galway City); 159,052 (without Galway City) Website: www. ... Statistics Province: Connacht County Town: Roscommon Code: RN Area: 2,547 km² (983 mi²) Population (2006) 58,700 Website: www. ... Statistics Province: Connacht County Town: Sligo Code: SO Area: 1,837 km² Population (2006) 60,894[1] Website: www. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 53. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Ballyhaunis (Béal Átha hAmhnais in Irish) is a town in County Mayo, Ireland. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Irish Grid Reference G376004 Statistics Province: Connacht County: Elevation: 74 m Population (2006)  - Town:  - Rural:   2,724  15,292 Swinford (Irish: ) is a market-town in County Mayo, Republic of Ireland. ...


The shrine of Knock is in Mayo, close to the border with County Roscommon. Mayo is also home to Croagh Patrick, a mountain where St Patrick is said to have fasted for forty days and nights, although worship connected with the mountain is believed to have preceded the arrival of Christianity. Eastern Orthodox shrine Buddhist shrine just outside Wat Phnom. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Statistics Province: Connacht County Town: Roscommon Code: RN Area: 2,547 km² (983 mi²) Population (2006) 58,700 Website: www. ... Croagh patrick is a 764 m (2,510 ft) mountain in the west of Ireland and an important site of pilgrimage. ... Statue of Saint Patrick Saint Patrick (died March 17, 462, 492, or 493), is the patron saint of Ireland. ... Christianity percentage by country, purple is highest, orange is lowest Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Wycliffe Tyndale · Luther · Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Pope · Archbishop of Canterbury Patriarch...


The highest point in Mayo and Connacht is Mweelrea (814 metres). The river Moy in the northeast of the county is renowned for its salmon fishing. Ireland's largest island, Achill, lies off Mayo's west coast. Mweelrea (Irish: Cnoc Maol Réidh, bald grey hill) is a mountain in the west of Ireland, and the highest point in County Mayo and in Connacht. ... The River Moy (Abhainn na Muaidhe in Irish) rises in the Ox Mountains in County Sligo in the northwest of Ireland. ... Illustration of a male Coho Salmon The Chinook or King Salmon is the largest salmon in North America and can grow to 1. ... Fishing is the activity of hunting for fish by hooking, trapping, or gathering. ... Keem bay on Achill island is said to be one of the most beautiful beaches in Ireland. ...


Mayo is also noted for its Gaelic football team, and their struggle to capture the All-Ireland Football Title in recent years. They last won the Sam Maguire Cup in 1951, when the team was captained by Seán Flanagan. Mayo's most recent All-Ireland final losses have been in 1989, 1996, 1997, 2004 and 2006. They defeated a hotly tipped Dublin team in the 2006 All Ireland Semi Final; In what match commentators said was one of the best games ever in Croke Park, Mayo won by one point. Mayo were subsequently trounced by reigning champions, Kerry, in the Final. Gaelic football (Irish: Peil or Caid ), commonly referred to as football, Gaelic or GAA (gah), is a form of football played mainly in Ireland. ... Samuel (Sam) Maguire (1879 - February 6, 1927), an Irish Republican and Gaelic footballer, is chiefly remembered as the eponym of the Sam Maguire Cup, given to the All-Ireland Senior Champions of Gaelic football. ... Seán Flanagan (1922 - 1993) was a senior Irish Fianna Fáil politician and Gaelic footballer. ...


Michael Davitt, founder of the Land League, was born in Mayo, the bridge to Achill is named after him. Also born in Mayo was Patrick Browne (1720–1790), Doctor and botanist of Jamaica. Michael Davitt c. ... The Irish painter Henry Jones Thaddeus enlisted the conscience of the propertied classes with the sentimental realism of La retour du bracconier (The Wounded Poacher), exhibited in the Paris Salon of 1881, at the height of the Irish Land War The Irish Land League was an Irish political organization of... Keem bay on Achill island is said to be one of the most beautiful beaches in Ireland. ... An editor has expressed a concern that the subject of the article does not satisfy one of the guidelines for inclusion on Wikipedia on one of the following topics: If you are familiar with the subject matter, please expand the article to establish its notability, citing reliable sources. ...


For over two years in Erris in the northwest of the county, the Shell to Sea campaign has organised protests at the decision of the Shell oil company to refine raw gas from the Corrib Gas Field onshore. This would entail piping the gas through inhabited areas at an abnormally high pressure and without the chemical that allows people to smell the gas when there is a leak. This has never been tried before anywhere, as gas has always been processed offshore. Five men were jailed in 2005 for refusing to allow the pipeline through their lands, and protests at the refinery site continue daily. Erris is a barony in northwestern County Mayo in Ireland. ... Shell To Sea is a campaign based in County Mayo, Ireland against the construction by Shell of a high pressure gas pipeline and a refinery at Bellanaboy which would process the gas from the Corrib Gas Field. ... A Shell petrol station sign in the UK A Shell gas station in the U.S. A Shell gas station in Poland The Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies (called Shell Oil Company in the United States) is a major energy company, one of the top four oil/gas companies... Natural gas is a gaseous fossil fuel consisting primarily of methane but including significant quantities of ethane, butane, propane, carbon dioxide, nitrogen, helium and hydrogen sulfide. ... The Corrib Gas Field is a natural gas deposit off the northwest coast of Ireland. ... The Rossport Five are James Brendan Philbin, brothers Philip and Vincent McGrath, Willie Corduff and Micheál Ó Seighin. ...

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Towns and villages in County Mayo

Achill Sound (Irish Gob an Choire) is a village in County Mayo, Republic of Ireland. ... Aughagower, Aghagower (or Achadh Fomhair in Irish, meaning field of the goat) is a tiny village in rural County Mayo in Western Ireland. ... Aughleam or Aghleam (Eachléim in Irish) is a townland in County Mayo, Republic of Ireland. ... Balla (pronounced Bal) is a small town in County Mayo, Ireland on the main road between Castlebar and Claremorris, with one street only. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Ballandine (in Irish, Baile an Daighin) is a village in County Mayo, Ireland. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Ballintubber or Ballintober (Baile an Tobair in Irish) is an ancient village in County Mayo, Ireland, famous for its abbey which was founded in 1216. ... Buildings in Ballycastle Ballycastle (Irish: Baile an Chaisil) is a village in County Mayo, Republic of Ireland, situated northwest from Ballina, near Mayos north coast in the West of Ireland. ... Ballyhaunis (Béal Átha hAmhnais in Irish) is a town in County Mayo, Ireland. ... Bangor Erris (in Irish, Beannchar) is a village in County Mayo, Ireland. ... Bekan (in Irish, Béacán) is a village in County Mayo, Ireland. ... Belcarra is a village in Mayo, Ireland about ten kilometers south-east of the county town of Castlebar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Belderrig or Belderg (in Irish, Béal Deirg) is a village in County Mayo, Ireland. ... Belmullet (Béal an Mhuirthead in Irish) is a town with a population of around 1000 lying on the Mullet Peninsula in the barony of Erris, County Mayo, in the west of Ireland. ... It has been suggested that Binghamstown ( An Geata Mór ) be merged into this article or section. ... Carrowteige is a Gaeltacht village in northwestern County Mayo in the Republic of Ireland. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Castlehill (in Irish, Caorthannán) is a village in County Mayo, Ireland. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Cong (Conga Fheichín or Cúnga Fheichín in Irish) is a village in County Mayo, Republic of Ireland, next to the Galway border. ... Cregganbaun (in Irish, An Creagán Bán) is a village in County Mayo, Ireland. ... Cross (in Irish, An Crois ) is a village in the south of County Mayo, Ireland. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Glenhest is a small village in County Mayo, Republic of Ireland. ... Hollymount (in Irish, Maolla) is a village in County Mayo, Ireland. ... Keel (in Irish, An Caol) is a Gaeltacht village on Achill Island in County Mayo, Ireland. ... Kilgalligan, a small village in the north west corner of County Mayo, Ireland. ... Kilkelly (in Irish, Cill Cheallaigh) is a village in County Mayo, Ireland. ... Killala (Irish: Cill Ala) is a village in County Mayo, Republic of Ireland. ... Kilmaine (in Irish, Cill Mheáin) is a village in County Mayo, Ireland. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 53. ... Main Street Kiltimagh (in Irish, Coillte Mách) is a town in County Mayo, Ireland. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Lahardane (Leathardán) is a small village in the west of Ireland adjacent to Lough Conn and to Nephin, and close to the town of Ballina. ... Lecanvey (Leac an Anfa in Irish) is a seaside village in County Mayo between Westport and Louisburgh, about 2km west of Murrisk. ... Louisburgh (Cluain Cearbán in Irish) is a small town on the southwest corner of Clew Bay. ... Mayo, or Mayo Abbey (in Irish, Maigh Eo) is a village in County Mayo, Ireland. ... Moygownagh (Irish: Maith Gamhna) is a small village in County Mayo. ... Mulrany or Mallaranny (in Irish, An Mhala Raithní) is a village in County Mayo, Ireland. ... Murrisk (Muraisc in Irish) is a village in County Mayo, on the south side of Clew Bay, about 6km west of Westport. ... For people surnamed Neale, see Neale (surname) Neale also known as The Neale (in Irish, An Éill) is a small village in the south of County Mayo, Ireland. ... Old bridge in Newport, County Mayo WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Irish Grid Reference M989937 Statistics Province: Connacht County: Elevation: 14 m Population (2002)  - Town:  - Rural:   527  1,636 Newport (Irish: ) is a small town in County Mayo, Republic of Ireland. ... Partry (Pártraí in Irish) is a parish in County Mayo, Republic of Ireland. ... Pontoon (Pont Abhann in Irish) is a lakeside village in County Mayo in Ireland, situated between Lough Conn and Lough Cullin. ... Rakestreet is located 3km south of Crossmolina in County Mayo. ... Ross Port (in Irish, Ros Dumhach) is a village in County Mayo, Ireland. ... Shrule (in Irish, Sruthair) is a village in County Mayo, Ireland. ... Strade (in Irish, An tSráid) is a village in County Mayo, Ireland. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Irish Grid Reference G376004 Statistics Province: Connacht County: Elevation: 74 m Population (2006)  - Town:  - Rural:   2,724  15,292 Swinford (Irish: ) is a market-town in County Mayo, Republic of Ireland. ... Categories: Ireland geography stubs | Towns in Mayo ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 53. ...

Other places in County Mayo

Cliffs along the Atlantic coastline of County Mayo, near Ballycastle
Cliffs along the Atlantic coastline of County Mayo, near Ballycastle

Image File history File links Download high resolution version (480x720, 92 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): County Mayo Ballycastle, County Mayo ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (480x720, 92 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): County Mayo Ballycastle, County Mayo ... Ashford Castle, viewed from Lough Corrib. ... Location of Achill Island. ... Ballintubber Abbey in County Mayo was founded as a royal Augustinian abbey by the king of Connacht, Cathal Crovdearg OConnor in 1216, and was completed by the time the first abbot died nine years later. ... Clare Island is magnificent mountainous island guarding the entrance to Clew Bay in County Mayo, Ireland. ... Clew Bay (Irish Cuan Mó) is a natural ocean bay in County Mayo, Ireland. ... Croagh patrick is a 764 m (2,510 ft) mountain in the west of Ireland and an important site of pilgrimage. ... Ireland West Airport Knock (IATA: NOC, ICAO: EIKN) or Aerfort na Connacht in Irish, is located near Charlestown, County Mayo, Ireland. ... Lough Mask (Loch Measca in Irish) is a lake in County Mayo, Republic of Ireland, located above Lough Corrib in the west of Ireland. ... Rockfleet Castle Rockfleet Castle or Carraigahowley Castle (Carraig-an-Cabhlaigh), is a tower house near Newport in County Mayo, Ireland. ...

See also

The Castlebar transmitter is a relay station used to broadcast television and radio to County Mayo, Ireland, located at Croaghmoyle. ... Connacht Irish is the dialect of the Irish language spoken in the province of Connacht. ...

External links

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Mayo Ireland Mayo County Mayo Information Mayo Ireland Tourist Information Mayo Knock Shrine Croagh Patrick Mayo Ceide ... (1121 words)
in the south to the barony of Erris and Killala Bay in the north, and from the Atlantic ocean on the west coast to the counties of Sligo and Roscommon on the east.
Mayo's attractions include delightful uncongested holiday resorts, excellent angling or fishing waters, exciting walking and mountain climbing trails, a good choice of golf courses, opportunities for many other types of activity-holidays, as well as some of the most interesting archaeological and historical sites in Ireland.
County Mayo got its name from the diocese of that name which evolved from a 7th century monastery established by Saint Colmán and some English monks on 'the plain of yews', about 3km.
County Mayo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (453 words)
County Mayo (Irish: Contae Mhaigh Eo, the plain of the yews) is a county on the west coast of the Republic of Ireland.
Mayo is bordered to the south by Galway, to the east by Roscommon, and to the north-east by Sligo.
The river Moy in the northeast of the county is renowned for its salmon fishing.
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