Mayo farmer tells his family’s story working land

Hennigan’s Heritage Centre showcases the traditional way of life in County Mayo from the 1870s right through to 1970. In highlighting the way people farmed and kept a home, it is a true celebration of rural life.

In 1990 farmer Tom Hennigan felt that there was no future in continuing to work his ten acres of land.  So he decided to open a small plot to the public to tell the story of how his own family survived. The farm was maintained by preserving and showcasing the rich heritage of Mayo and Ireland.

For children who visit, the centre makes a connection to the past more real and understandable.  For adults, it is a place to share and revisit, to affirm their heritage and to pass it on to others.

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