Mayo.ie - this site allows you to share your genealogy findings with others by using the Mayo Family Tree facility. This lets you upload details of your ancestors which will add to the main “Mayo Family Tree”. By doing this, you will be able to see how your ancestors are connected to other members of Mayo’s global family, which will allow you to discover new facts about your genealogy and meet new relations along the way. The site also has information on how to begin your search into your family ancestry as well as providing you with the online resources to access the data that you need.
Mayo Family History Centres Irish Roots (Mayo; external link: opens new window)
Mayo North Family Heritage Centre, Enniscoe, Castlehill, Ballina, Co. Mayo
South Mayo Family Research Centre, Main Street, Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo
www.irishhistoryonline.ie (external link: opens new window)
Irish History Online provides bibliographic data on historical writing dealing with Ireland during all periods from prehistoric times to the present. It is a guide to the work of historians rather than to original sources, unless they have been edited and republished by historians. The bibliography aims, by 2006, to be as comprehensive as is practical for publications since 1936. It lists books, articles in books and articles in journals, including, notably, local history journals.
Titanic - Mayo Connection
On Thursday 11th April 1912, one hundred and thirteen steerage passengers (third Class) boarded Titanic at Queenstown (Cobh) in Cork. Fourteen of these passengers were from Addergoole Parish (Lahardane). Eleven of these fourteen died when RMS Titanic sank on her maiden voyage, east of Newfoundland, having struck an iceberg. These Titanic passengers are known locally as the Addergoole Fourteen.
The 3 who survived were; Annie Kate Kelly, Delia McDermott, Annie McGowan. The 11 who perished were; Catherine Bourke, John Bourke, Mary Bourke, Mary Canavan, Pat Canavan, Bridget Donohue, Nora Fleming, James Flynn, Catherine McGowan, Delia Mahon, Mary Mangan.
In 2002 the Addergoole Titanic Society was formed by a group of interested individuals living in the Lahardane area who were determined to commemorate the 14 emigrants who left our village in 1912. To read more go to www.mayo-titanic.com
Local History Department, Castlebar Central Library, John Moore Rd, Castlebar, Co. Mayo.
Phone: +353 (0)94 9047953