Since 2013 Moygownagh native, Liam Alex Heffron, has been conducting a research programme to gather, record and publish as much of the social history of North Mayo and it's environs as practically possible. This included accessing historical records held in public and private repositories as well as published material. The project also involved 207 interviews with Mayo residents, former natives (and their relatives) for their own stories and personal archives of photos, audio / video recordings and documents. Since 2014, the Moygownagh Community Employment scheme has assisted in the project by providing transcription services for the many hand-written documents received and thus provide for future on-line search facilities and publication. In 2015, we began the ANSEO project of digitising National School Records before they vanish forever, with the support of the National University of Ireland - Galway (NUIG).
Search our archives below free of charge. (Note we have limited records available to the public at present).