Mayo County Council logo


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



Heritage Week 2017

Heritage Week 2017 runs from Saturday 19th to Sunday 27th August.

National Heritage Week is co-ordinated by The Heritage Council and its aim is to build awareness and education about our heritage thereby encouraging its conservation and preservation


Heritage Week Community Event Support Fund

Mayo County Council Heritage Office, in association with The Heritage Council, is inviting applications for funding for Heritage Week events. The fund aims to assist in the organisation and hosting of events during Heritage Week, which will promote active participation and increase public awareness of the value of heritage in Mayo.

Heritage Fund Application Form

Terms and Conditions Heritage Week Event Support Fund 2017



The closing date for receipt of completed application forms is Friday 28th July 2017.



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 ‌


Complete a written feedback form

Ballinrobe Feedback Form


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

- scan or photo your form and email it to

- 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 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

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


For further information contact:

Deirdre Cunningham,

Heritage Officer


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:


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

Deirdre Cunningham

Heritage Officer
Mayo County Council
Áras an Chontae

Phone: 094 9024444

  More Mayo County Council and Local Government Websites