History of Ballinrobe and Co. Mayo - Local History

We decided to include a variety of historical references and texts with information on Ballinrobe in this category for easy access.

We will also be adding titles of source material for your benefit over the next few months and would welcome any suggestions you may have at myhistoricalballinrobe@gmail.com

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Page link: 100 years ago - 1914 - 2014
100 years ago - 1914 - 2014
Col. Maurice George Moore of Moorehall - Shoulder Arms and Defend your Country page 6
Page link: A description of Ballinrobe c. 1890 from Ireland (part II): East, West, and South including Dublin and Howth.
A description of Ballinrobe c. 1890 from Ireland (part II): East, West, and South including Dublin and Howth.
Extracts from two short passages on Ballinrobe, by a visitor, from a book published in London in 1888. It was written by Charles Slegg Ward, and edited by William Baxter) with maps by John Bartholomew 1831-1893. They describe Ballinrobe and its area:
Page link: A Short History of Ballinrobe
A Short History of Ballinrobe
For 6th class at St. Joseph's Primary School, Ballinrobe
Page link: Ballinrobe and its Environs in the Pre-Famine Half-Century
Ballinrobe and its Environs in the Pre-Famine Half-Century
Part 1 of five parts extracted from The Bridge Magazine 1972
Page link: Ballinrobe History
Ballinrobe History
Surnames found around Ballinrobe and Co. Mayo in 1890
Page link: Ballinrobe History 1837 - History 3
Ballinrobe History 1837 - History 3
A descriptions of Ballinrobe taken from "A Topographic Dictionary of Ireland "by Samuel Lewis, written in 1837
Page link: Ballinrobe Local History
Ballinrobe Local History
The Books of Survey and Distribution
Page link: Ballinrobe Magazine
Ballinrobe Magazine
The Bridge - Ballinrobe Parish Magazine
Page link: Ballinrobe Workhouse and what it might have been like.
Ballinrobe Workhouse and what it might have been like.
While the Workhouse in Ballinrobe has mostly been destroyed this clip gives an ideas of what life would have been like for those who had to avail of its services.
Page link: Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo, Ireland - History 1
Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo, Ireland - History 1
A contribution on Ballinrobe history
Page link: Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo. History 2
Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo. History 2
Taken from the Pigots Directory, 1824
Page link: History of Ballinrobe - The Parish of Ballinrobe - 4
History of Ballinrobe - The Parish of Ballinrobe - 4
A descriptions of Ballinrobe is from "A Topographic Dictionary of Ireland "by Samuel Lewis, written in 1837
Page link: Ireland's only FREE monthly GENEALOGY e-Magazine
Ireland's only FREE monthly GENEALOGY e-Magazine
Ballinrobe people may find the past Mayo article useful
Page link: Local History
Local History
Townlands
Page link: Lumper Potatos and Ballinrobe workhouse
Lumper Potatos and Ballinrobe workhouse
Ballinrobe workhouse purchased 'lumper potatoes' in September 1842
Page link: Mayo History
Mayo History
An interesting website
Page link: Primary Sources, what are they?
Primary Sources, what are they?
How do I define them?
Page link: South Mayo Family Research Centre, Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo
South Mayo Family Research Centre, Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo
Researching your family's history from around Ballinrobe and South Mayo?