The Post Office & Rural Life – A North Mayo Heritage Centre Exhibition

Opens Saturday 10th March 2018


The North Mayo Heritage Centre is delighted to  host an exhibition of artefacts, memorabilia and photographs from rural post offices in Mayo with the An Post Museum & Archive  and a number of private collections.

Members of the public are invited to attend the launch of this exhibition by Stephen Ferguson (Assistant Secretary, An Post) on Saturday 10th March at 12 noon in the North Mayo Heritage Centre at Enniscoe.

The Post Office was a small operation in the early days but expanded greatly during the Victorian times, as it became the principal administrative arm of the Government. Letters maintained a precious link with emigrants, bringing news, a postal order or a couple of welcome dollars to families at home. As technology changed, Post Office engineers brought the wonder of the telegraph and later the telephone to isolated, rural settlements and the local postman or postmistress bound communities together.

 The North Mayo Heritage Centre is dedicated to preserving and promoting the rich heritage of the region. Visit the museum, explore your family history in the genealogy centre, enjoy  the beautiful looped walk through the woods and by Lough Conn, explore the Victorian walled garden adjoining Enniscoe House or the Organic Garden. Then finish with a scrumptious home-baked treat at the Secret Garden Café.

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