‘Amongst Our Own’ is a book about the Inishkea Islands by Tomás Bán O’Raghallaigh, whose parents were among the last inhabitants of the islands, located a few miles off the Mullet Peninsula in North West Mayo.
Books About Co Mayo, Ireland
Check out the best books about Co Mayo and discover the most popular Mayo authors.
One of my abiding childhood memories of family journeys to Erris was stopping off at the Musical Bridge in Bellacorick to run a stone along the parapet to hear it draw musical notes from the bridge.
A Ballina-born academic and writer whose book ‘A Brief History of the Future: The origins of the Internet’, features on many university reading lists, was honoured with an Alumni Achievement Award from University College Cork (UCC) on Friday, November 28th. Born in Ballina, Co Mayo, in 1946, John Naughton is a prominent media commentator and graduated […]
A new book by a Mayo-born author tells the story of the violent confrontations and evictions that took place on the Nolan estate in Logboy near Ballyhaunis, Co Mayo, in the late 19th century. ‘Struggle and Strife on a Mayo estate, 1833–1903: The Nolans of Logboy and Their Tenants’ was written by Mayo native, Michael Kelly. […]
The largest book in the Irish language ever written by a single author reveals the origins of placenames in County Mayo. The long-running study of approximately 3,500 townland and island names of Mayo was compiled by Partry resident, Dr. Fiachra Mac Gabhann RIP, and initiated in 2001. It is with great sadness we record that Dr. […]
Mayo men and women feature in a new book which tells the extraordinary story of the Irish mining community in South Yorkshire in the 20th century. The Forgotten Irish was written by Sean Carney, the son of a Donegal emigrant, who grew up in the Irish mining village of Maltby in South Yorkshire, England. The […]
In 1937, the Irish Folklore Commission, in collaboration with the Department of Education and the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation, initiated a revolutionary scheme in which schoolchildren were encouraged to collect and document folklore and local history.
Arlen House, in partnership with Poetry Ireland and the author’s relatives, is celebrating the poetry of F.R. Higgins with the publication of his ‘Father and Son: Selected Poems’, to be launched in his birthplace, Foxford, on Tuesday, 10th September. There will also be book launches in Dublin and Meath and a copy is also being […]
Croí, the Heart and Stroke Charity for Mayo and Galway has launched a Healthy Ways Cookbook and Lifestyle Guide for people interested in improving their health and preventing heart disease, stroke and diabetes.