An exciting new website, recording one of the most momentous decades in history, will be launched next week in Castlebar library. Centenarymayo.ie will document all the major events that occurred in Ireland and also abroad from 1913 to 1923 as they relate to Mayo. World War One, the War of Independence, the Civil War, the women’s movement, as well as the every day life of the time will all be covered on the site. Centenarymayo.ie will include a general introduction to the period, a timeline of events, articles on the major episodes, biographies of many Mayo figures of the time, a selection of images (some never seen before ), a map showing places where events of the period occurred and locations of commemorative monuments or plaques, a list of the dead, stories and images from local newspapers of the time and links to the major national and local sources on the subjects. The site was created by Mayo Library and Heritage Office and designed by MSc students from NUIG.
Centenarymayo will be launched by Heather Humphreys, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, on Thursday September 4 at 6pm in Castlebar Library.