Wonderful examples of traditional shopfronts can still be found throughout the county, whether in the larger towns such as Castlebar, Ballina,Westportand Claremorris or in smaller villages such as the Neale and Hollymount.
These shopfronts, fashioned out of exemplary craftsmanship, are an important and integral part of the built heritage of the county. It is these shopfronts which give our towns and villages much of their intrinsic and unique character. In this booklet,
Mayo Local Authorities have endeavoured to document those shopfronts in the county that are considered to be socially and culturally important and that are deemed part of the special character of Mayo’s towns and villages. Mayo Shopfronts also provides an insightful understanding of the grounding principles of shopfront evolution, design and craftsmanship.
Available from the Mayo Heritage Office and local bookshops.
46pp Softback; Cost €5 + p&p