Mayo: History recorded through newspaper pages

The newspapers and media of Mayo have long chronicled life in the county – as well as following the fortunes of our diaspora.historic newspapers

Our media have been at the forefront of it all.

All events – from the great battles of each age to the domestic stories of happiness and sadness – have been covered faithfully and comprehensively.

Fearless and determined, our local media have stood up for Mayo, told our story and celebrated and commiserated when each was needed.

In this section, we bring you, in conjunction with the local media and Mayo County Library, a collection of the very best news stories from our history – we will update often so be sure to check in regularly or join our conversation on Facebook or Twitter to keep up to date.

We would love to hear from you about your favourite stories – if you have old copies of newspapers and would like to see them in this section, send them to us here

Tell us which of the pieces you like best.

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