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Door to the shrine of Our Lady of Knock

Sculpture 2.1 John Shaw Detail of "coffin ship" national famine monument to the forced emigrants on ships, during the Potato Famine of the 1850s; County Mayo, Ireland.

Bridge Street - Westport, County Mayo, Ireland

Shimmer, Castlebar, County Mayo

Thomas J. Wynne advertising his Photographic Studio, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, Ireland, ca 1880

The National Famine Monument in Murrisk, County Mayo, Ireland depicts a coffin ship. These ships carried immigrant’s escaping the Irish famine, crowded and disease ridden, deaths to over a third of passengers where often common.

Croagh Patrick (pronounced Croke Patrick) stands at 764m (2,507ft) and is the third highest peak in Mayo. Best known for its association with Saint Patrick, Ireland’s patron saint, who is said to have fasted for 40 days at the summit in 441AD, Croagh Patrick has been a pilgrimage destination since pre-Christian times.

...Rocky shore, County Mayo...

The Knock Shrine - County Mayo - Ireland. Knock is the most traveled to pilgrimage site in all of Ireland. Apparition there in 1879 still draws visitors who want to engage in the mystery.

County Mayo Ireland

Westport, Ireland

Matt Molloy's, Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland - nice pub for music

Westport's River Carrowbeg, Mayo - Ireland

Glore mill arts centre - Kiltimagh, Co. Mayo.

Lovely Kiltimagh in Co. Mayo, Ireland.

At Ireland’s Ashford Castle, a 141-hectare property on the shores of Lough Corrib and River Cong, a resident owl named Dingle is always available to swoop in with an engagement ring around his neck. Dingle has also been known to deliver notes and messages.

Westport's River Carrowbeg, Mayo, Ireland.

Cong Co Mayo Ireland, this is where the fight scene took place in "The Quiet Man " in the 1960's and it still looks the same..

Stella Maris Country House, Co. Mayo, Ireland

Mayo, Ireland Photographers note -The village was deserted during the Irish Potato Famine. The stone walls of the houses are still there but the straw roofs are long gone. Very interesting, beautiful, sad place.

Knockranny House Hotel

Titanic memorial-In the village of Lahardane in the parish of Addergoole in County Mayo, located at the foot of Nephin (the mountain you see in the background here).

Ashford Castle of County Mayo, Ireland

Medieval Ashford Castle, Ireland, built 1228