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Monday, 8 September 2014

CentenaryMayo.ie tells the story of Mayo 100 years ago

CentenaryMayo is looking for more stories, photographs etc
Mayo Library and Heritage Office has developed a new website, CentenaryMayo.ie, to commemorate the Decade of Centenaries (1913 to 1923) and provide a glimpse into life in Mayo 100 years ago.

In the People and Places section it has details of Mayo's many memorials and plaques which commemorate the troubled history of the county, and short biographies of some of its leading figures from the period.

Within the other sections you can find an article about social conditions in 1913, a newspaper report of a riot at a wedding in 1914, details of the Cumann na mBan in Mayo and its 13 local brigades, and a look at the county's involvement in WW1 and how to research the soldiers who died.

There's quite a lot of information provided here; it's worth investigation. You can contribute, too. The site is looking for more stories, information, documents, photographs etc relating to the period.