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Heritage and Conservation

Audit of Oral Heritage Collections for County Mayo

Do you have, or know of, a recording or collection relating to life in the past in Mayo? If so, we want to hear from you!

Mayo County Council Heritage Office has commenced an exciting new Audit of Oral Heritage Recordings for County Mayo. The project aims to identify recorded collections of oral heritage and folklore that have been undertaken over the decades, by both private and public bodies, as well as by individuals. This can range from professional work undertaken by the Irish Folklore Commission, to a community collection of folk traditions and customs, or a family recording, undertaken to document the memories of a grandmother.  

Cassette tapes of oral heritage recordings in a shoebox

The first phase of the audit focuses on spoken word recollections, as distinct from recordings of music, singing etc. Please note we are not seeking to physically take collections, but rather the project aims to compile a detailed list of what has been recorded, along with information about the collections, such as their current location, condition, format, content etc.

If you have information on recordings or collections relating to life in the past in Mayo, follow the link below to answer a few short questions and add the information you wish to share:

Mac Conmara Heritage Consulting is undertaking this project on behalf of Mayo County Council Heritage Office. For more information, contact Tomas at or (087) 9160373

This project is funded by The Heritage Council and Mayo County Council.

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