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Heritage: Archaeology

St Derbhla's Church

Archaeological Heritage

Mayo has a rich archaeological heritage. This wealth is reflected in the Record of Monuments and Places (RMP) for Co. Mayo. The RMP, as established under the National Monuments (Amendment) Act, 1994, includes recorded sites and features of historical and archaeological importance. This may be viewed in detailed maps in the County Council offices. Below is a list of the major sites of archaeological importance in Co. Mayo, which are in State Ownership or Guardianship.

Photo of Turlough Round Tower

View a list of the Major Sites of Archaeological Importance in Co. Mayo

For archaeology on road schemes in Mayo see (External Site)

View the Department of the Environment's The Care and Conservation of Graveyards

Deirdre Cunningham

Heritage Officer
Mayo County Council
Áras an Chontae

Phone: 094 9024444


These are some of the items found during recent excavations on the route of the N5 Charlestown Bypass.

Gold filligree found at Lowpark.

Fulacht Fiadh trough found at Sonnagh.

Ringed pin found at Lowpark.

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