Despite a notable revolutionary pedigree—scene of a French invasion in support of the 1798 Rebellion and cradle of the Land League in 1879—Mayo was a ‘slow starter’ in the War of Independence, with major IRA engagements with Crown forces only starting in the spring of 1921.
It was also the scene of major agrarian unrest.
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This Hedge School is supported by Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media and Mayo County Library
Mayo library service is the largest cultural or heritage organisation in the county. With a branch network spanning the county, Mayo Library runs an extensive cultural programme which is expanding annually.
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Image of the flying column is courtesy of the Leonard Collection.