Liam Lyons collection made available to people of Mayo

A collection of more than 50,000 images will be donated to the county of Mayo this weekend. Internationally acclaimed photographer Liam Lyons will make his collection available to the people of Mayo, a collection that documents the public and private events that occurred in Mayo over the second half of the 20th century.

Mayo County Council has digitised this collection and it can now be viewed in any library in the county. Whether it was a child playing on the street, a wedding or an ordination, an agricultural show or a visit by a Taoiseach, these pictures provide striking illustrations of life in Mayo over the past 50 years. The collection will be used for exhibitions, publications, and websites by the council and will be a valuable resource for students and researchers, and will hopefully be a means of attracting visitors to the county.

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