Mayo has a rich built heritage which spans many centuries. This heritage reflects past lives, and is an important record of the economic and social history of the county.
This heritage includes elegant country houses, old mills, civic buildings, churches and bridges. Along with the buildings and structures that are listed on the Record of Protected Structures and on the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage (NIAH) Mayo has a wealth of other structures and including more modest features of heritage value that define distinctive local character.
The Architectural Conservation Office of Mayo County Council is responsible for protection of the architectural heritage of the county. For information on architectural conservation and the work of Architectural Conservation Office see Architects Section.