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County Mayo (/ˈmeɪoʊ/;[4]IrishContae Mhaigh Eo, meaning “Plain of the yew trees“) is a county in Ireland. In the West of Ireland, in the province of Connacht, it is named after the village of Mayo, now generally known as Mayo Abbey. Mayo County Council is the local authority. The population was 130,507 at the 2016 census.[3] The boundaries of the county, which was formed in 1585, reflect the Mac William Íochtar lordship at that time.

It is bounded on the north and west by the Atlantic Ocean; on the south by County Galway; on the east by County Roscommon; and on the northeast by County Sligo. Mayo is the third-largest of Ireland’s 32 counties in area and 15th largest in terms of population.[5] It is the second-largest of Connacht‘s five counties in both size and population. Mayo has 1,168 km (726 mi) of coastline, or approximately 21% of the total coastline of the State.[6][7] It is one of three counties which claims to have the longest coastline in Ireland, alongside Cork and Donegal. There is a distinct geological difference between the west and the east of the county. The west consists largely of poor subsoils and is covered with large areas of extensive Atlantic blanket bog, whereas the east is largely a limestone landscape. Agricultural land is therefore more productive in the east than in the west.

During the early years of the 19th century, famine was a common occurrence, particularly where population pressure was a problem. The population of Ireland grew to over eight million people prior to the Irish Famine (or Great Famine) of 1845–47. The Irish people depended on the potato crop for their sustenance. Disaster struck in August 1845, when a killer fungus (later diagnosed as Phytophthora infestans) started to destroy the potato crop. When widespread famine struck, about a million people died and a further million left the country. People died in the fields of starvation and disease. The catastrophe was particularly bad in County Mayo, where nearly ninety per cent of the population depended on the potato as their staple food. By 1848, Mayo was a county of total misery and despair, with any attempts at alleviating measures in complete disarray.[28]


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CommunityMore Info / Links
MeetupsSocial Groups in Mayo (link)
Find A Group in Mayo (link)
TransportMore Info / Links
Ferry, Rail, Bus, TrainFerries in County Mayo (link)
Co.Mayo Transport Guide (link)
Bus OnlyMayo Bus Services (link)
Tech RequirementsMore Info / Links
Broadband ProvidersThere are 7 main Broadband Providers in Mayo.
These include:
Pure Telecom 
Sky Ireland
Virgin Media
Regional Broadband
Tech Hub
Co-working spacesCo-working Space In County Mayo (link)
Outdoor ActivitiesMore Info / Links
HikingHiking Trails In County Mayo ( link)
GreenwayGreat Western Greenway (link)
ZooKiltimagh Pet Farm and Wildlife (link)
Achill Experience Aquarium (link)
The Newport Shepherds (link)
National ParksGardens & Parks In Co.Mayo (link)
Mansions, Stately Homes and Country HousesWestport House (link)
Indoor ActivitiesMore Info /Links
Co. MayoIndoor activities in County Mayo (link)
Activities For a Rainy Day In Co. Mayo (link)
RestaurantsTrip Advisor 10 Best restaurants 2022 (link)
Social MediaMore Info / Links (link)
Mayo Council (link)
Discover Ireland (link)
Wikivoyage (link)
Wikipedia (link)
TwitterThe Mayo News (link)
Facebook PagesMayo County Council (link)
InstagramMayo County Council (link)

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