Old Map of County Mayo by Samuel Lewis, 1844: Westport, Ballina, Castlebar, Achill Island, Clew Bay
Old Map of County Mayo by Samuel Lewis, 1844: Westport, Ballina, Castlebar, Achill Island, Clew Bay
Old Map of County Mayo by Samuel Lewis, 1844: Westport, Ballina, Castlebar, Achill Island, Clew Bay

Old Map of County Mayo by Samuel Lewis, 1844: Westport, Ballina, Castlebar, Achill Island, Clew Bay

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This Old Map of Mayo by Samuel Lewis in 1844 showcases the historical boundaries of County Mayo, Ireland, providing a fascinating glimpse into the region's past. With its intricate details and exquisite craftsmanship, this map is a must-have for history enthusiasts and collectors alike.

Featuring the main towns, cities, and other interesting features of Mayo, this map offers a unique perspective on the region. Please note that while some modern cities may not be included on this map, others may appear under earlier names, adding an exciting layer of historical significance.

Notable boundaries, rivers, canyons, national parks, and natural phenomena that are modern-day tourist attractions in County Mayo, Ireland include:

  • Clew Bay: A stunning natural bay renowned for its picturesque islands, including Clare Island and Achill Island.
  • Nephin Beg Mountain Range: Majestic mountains that dominate the county's landscape, offering breathtaking views and hiking opportunities.
  • River Moy: Flowing through Ballina, this river is famous for its salmon fishing, attracting anglers from around the world.
  • Ballycroy National Park: A pristine wilderness area encompassing mountains, blanket bogs, and rare flora and fauna.

Here is a comprehensive list of 30 notable settlements and their founding years within the historical boundaries of County Mayo, Ireland:

  • Westport (1780): A charming town known for its Georgian architecture and vibrant cultural scene.
  • Ballina (1723): Situated on the River Moy, Ballina is a bustling town with a rich heritage and lively festivals.
  • Castlebar (1235): The county town of Mayo, Castlebar has a long history and is home to important historical sites.
  • Achill Island (c. 4000 BC): The largest island off the coast of Ireland, Achill Island boasts stunning landscapes and archaeological sites.
  • Claremorris (1763): A market town with a strong agricultural tradition and a lively community spirit.
  • Ballinrobe (1390): Known for its horse racing heritage, Ballinrobe is a picturesque town with a medieval past.
  • Newport (1760): Nestled along the shores of Clew Bay, Newport is a charming village with a rich maritime history.
  • Belmullet (1765): A coastal town renowned for its stunning beaches, rugged cliffs, and traditional Irish culture.
  • Swinford (1769): Situated on the banks of the River Moy, Swinford is a vibrant town with a strong sense of community.
  • Charlestown (1812): Founded during the construction of the nearby Turlough House, Charlestown is a historic market town.
  • Foxford (1830): Known for its world-famous woollen mills, Foxford is a picturesque town with a rich industrial heritage.
  • Kiltimagh (1828): A thriving market town with a strong community spirit and a rich history of traditional music.
  • Kiltane (c. 1600): A small village with a Gaelic heritage, Kiltane is surrounded by stunning natural beauty.
  • Killala (432): A historic town with Viking origins, Killala is steeped in history and boasts an impressive cathedral.
  • Louisburgh (1795): Nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the mountains, Louisburgh offers breathtaking scenery and outdoor activities.
  • Crossmolina (1766): Situated on the banks of Lough Conn, Crossmolina is a charming town with a rich history.
  • Ballindine (1800): A quaint village with a strong sense of community and a rich agricultural heritage.
  • Bonniconlon (c. 1600): Known for its annual agricultural show, Bonniconlon is a lively village with a proud farming tradition.
  • Ballycastle (c. 1600): A picturesque coastal village with stunning cliffs and beautiful beaches.
  • Kilmaine (c. 1600): Surrounded by rolling countryside, Kilmaine is a peaceful village with a strong sense of community.
  • Mulranny (c. 1800): Located on the Wild Atlantic Way, Mulranny offers stunning coastal scenery and outdoor pursuits.
  • Bangor Erris (c. 1600): A remote village surrounded by rugged landscapes, Bangor Erris is a gateway to the stunning Mullet Peninsula.
  • Shrule (c. 1238): A historic village with a medieval past, Shrule is known for its ancient abbey ruins.
  • Burrishoole (c. 1600): Home to the picturesque Burrishoole Abbey and stunning natural landscapes.
  • Kilmeena (c. 1600): A scenic village with a strong sense of community and a rich Gaelic heritage.
  • Islandeady (c. 1600): Surrounded by rolling hills and picturesque lakes, Islandeady is a tranquil village.
  • Balla (c. 1600): A charming village with a rich history and a strong farming tradition.
  • Newport (c. 1600): A village steeped in history, Newport offers scenic beauty and a warm welcome.
  • Knock (1879): Known for its famous Marian Shrine, Knock attracts pilgrims from around the world.
  • Rossport (c. 1600): A coastal village with stunning views and a strong fishing heritage.

Between 1800 and 1850, County Mayo witnessed several significant historical events, including:

  • The Great Famine (1845-1852): Devastating potato crop failures resulted in widespread famine, causing immense suffering and mass emigration.
  • Rise of the Land League: In the late 19th century, the Land League emerged in response to the harsh conditions faced by tenant farmers, advocating for land reform and fairer treatment.
  • Young Irelander Rebellion (1848): A failed uprising against British rule, led by a group of nationalist intellectuals known as the Young Irelanders.

Owning this Old Map of Mayo by Samuel Lewis in 1844 allows you to delve into the rich history and captivating landscapes of County Mayo, Ireland. With its meticulous details and historical significance, this map is a true treasure for any history enthusiast or collector.

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This map looks great at all sizes: 12x16in (30.5x41cm), 16x20in (40.5x51cm), 18x24in (45.5x61cm), 24x30in (61x76cm), 32x40in (81.5x102cm) and 40x50in (102x127cm), but it looks even better when printed large.

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