About North County Mayo
Genealogy Research Centres in County Mayo
There are two primary research centres in Co. Mayo, The North Mayo Heritage Centre and The South Mayo Heritage Centre. Due to the high levels of immigration from Co. Mayo, it was agreed in order to facilitate genealogy research in a professional manner that two centres be established and the county divided in two either side of a line extending from Newport to Kilmovee.
Mayo North Old Engine and Tractor Club at North Mayo Heritage Centre
There are thirty Roman Catholic parishes in North Mayo most of which are rural but includes the towns of Ballina, Killala, Ballycastle, Belmullet, Achill, and Newport. The centre also has access to some Church of Ireland records and Mayo County Council Graveyard & Interment Records.
Both centres have a close working relationship and are founding members of the Irish Family History Foundation.