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A visit to the Jackie Clarke Collection

It’s always a great pleasure to visit the Jackie Clarke Collection in Ballina and browse the rare and valuable artefacts, including books, maps, newspapers, and other historical memorabilia, which is a treasure trove of Irish history, stretching back over 400 years.

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Book reveals origins of Mayo placenames

The largest book in the Irish language ever written by a single author reveals the origins of placenames in County Mayo. The long-running study of approximately 3,500 townland and island names of Mayo was compiled by Partry resident, Dr. Fiachra Mac Gabhann RIP, and initiated in 2001. It is with great sadness we record that Dr. […]