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Heritage

Welcome to the Mayo Heritage Office

Established in 2003, the Mayo Heritage Office aims to

  • Promote interest, education, knowledge and pride in Mayo’s heritage
  • Provide advice and information on all aspects of Mayo's heritage
  • Collect information
  • Liase with other bodies in the promotion of heritage
  • Promote best practice in heritage management and conservation
  • Implement the actions in the County Mayo Heritage Plan 2011-2016
  • Support Integration of heritage policy across all sectors

Under the Heritage Act (1995), heritage is defined as including the following areas:

Monuments; Archaeological Objects; Heritage Objects; Architectural Heritage; Flora; Fauna: Wildlife Habitats; Landscapes; Seascapes; Wrecks; Geology; Heritage Gardens and Parks; Inland Waterways.

 

 

See Below for What's on and Current News in Heritage

Below are details of upcoming heritage events in Mayo and current heritage news

 

 

Ballinrobe Public Realm Plan

Mayo County Council, in association with Ballinrobe Town Team, supported by The Heritage Council, has prepared a draft plan for the streets and open spaces in Ballinrobe. The Plan is being developed through a collaborative process and will deliver a range of benefits for Ballinrobe and the Community. We now invite you to have your say and help us shape the Ballinrobe Public Realm Plan further, so that it accurately reflects the needs of the town.

You can view the Ballinrobe draft Public Realm Plan consultation boards here

Ballinrobe draft Public Realm Plan

or at the Mayo County Council Offices, Kilmaine Rd, Ballinrobe

Complete an online feedback form here

Ballinrobe Online Feedback Form ‌

or

Complete a written feedback form

Ballinrobe Feedback Form

and:

- leave it in the box provided at Mayo County Council Offices, Kilmaine Rd

- scan or photo your form and email it to ballinrobe@paulhogarth.com

- post form to The Paul Hogarth Co, Clonmel House, Forster Way, Swords.

 

Feedback forms to be received on or before Friday 2nd June 2017.

 

Westport Biodiversity Plan

Mayo County Council and Westport Tidy Towns Committee have prepared a draft Biodiversity Plan for Westport. The aim of the plan is to identify areas that are important for plants and other wildlife, and to identify opportunities and recommend practical measures for enhancing and conserving the natural heritage of Westport.

You are invited to comment on the draft plan by making a written submission by Friday 2nd June 2017, which can be sent by email to heritage@mayococo.ie or by post to Heritage Officer, Mayo County Council, Aras an Chontae, Castlebar.

Westport Draft Biodiversity Plan

 

Mulranny Stone Wall Festival

‌The Mulranny Stone Wall Festival will run from Friday 12th to Sunday 14th May 2017

 Mulranny Stone Wall Poster 2017

The programme includes:

Stone Walling workshops with Master Stonemasons

Talks on the history, heritage and construction of stone walls

 

Friday 13th

8.00 pm – 8.40 pm  –  Eoin Madigan – Stone Walls and our Built Heritage

8:40 pm – 9:20 pm –  Eddie Farrelly – Irish Stone Walls: Best Practice and Principles of Construction

 

Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th, 9.30 am to 5 pm: Dry Stone Wall Building Workshop on the Greenway Mulranny.

 

To get full details of the programme or to book your place go to www.mulrannystonewallfestival.ie.

The Festival is organsied in association with the Dry Stone Wall Association of Ireland (DSWAI)

 

For further information contact:

Deirdre Cunningham,

Heritage Officer

Email: heritage@mayococo.ie

Tel: 094 9047684

 

 

Ballinrobe Beoga Family Fun Day

Ballinrobe Beoga

Family Fun Day

Main Street Ballinrobe

Sat 6th May, 11 am to 5 pm

 

Ballinrobe Fun Day Poster

 

Ballinrobe Beoga Events

 

Bumblebee Identification Workshops

Bumblebee Identification Workshops will take place in Turlough Community Centre on Saturday 6th May and in Ennisoce House on Sunday 7th May 2017, from 10 am to 4 pm.

The workshops are free. Tea and coffee will be provided. Bring a packed lunch.

Bumblebee Id Workshops

 

Pollinator Workshop

Putting the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan into Practice in the Community

This pollinator workshop will provide an introduction to native pollinators and the All-Ireland project to protect them.

Come along and get to know the seasonal bumblebees, solitary bees, butterflies and hoverflies that help to pollinate our food crops, their lifestyles, favourite plants and habitat needs. Find out about some simple steps you can take to help conserve and build our pollinator populations.

This workshop will be of interest to Tidy Towns groups, community groups, graveyard committees and anyone interested in pollinators.

When: Friday 10th March from 10 am to 1 pm

Where: Macalla Hall, Lough Lannagh, Castlebar

This workshop is open to everyone. Admission is free but booking is essential. Refreshments will be served.

 

For booking and further information please contact:

The Heritage Office, Mayo County Council, Aras an Chontae, Castlebar

Tel: 094 904 7684, email: heritage@mayococo.ie

 

This is an indoor workshop and will be delivered by Karina Dingerkus and Celia Graebner

 

This workshop is an action of the County Mayo Heritage Plan.

Funded by the Heritage Council, in association with the Mayo Heritage Office.

 

County Mayo Heritage Plan 2011-2016

Click here to view the  County Mayo Heritage Plan 2011 - 2016.

The Heritage Council

The Heritage Council part funds the network of 28 City/County Heritage Officers in Local Authorities across the country. The Heritage Council’s vision is that the value of our heritage is enjoyed, managed and protected for the vital contribution that it makes to our identity, well-being and future. For more information on the work of the Heritage Council, please visit www.heritagecouncil.ie

Deirdre Cunningham

Heritage Officer
Mayo County Council
Áras an Chontae
Castlebar

Phone: 094 9024444
Email: heritageofficer@mayococo.ie
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