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Hennigan's Heritage Centre

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Rubble, Killasser, Swinford, Mayo, Republic of Ireland
T: +353(0)949252505
E: tom-hennigan@hotmail.com

Hennigan's Heritage Centre is set in a traditional thatched cottage in Swinford County Mayo. It incorporates various farm animals and a farm museum.

Hennigan's Heritage Centre is situated in unspoilt countryside overlooking Creagaballa Lake 6.5km from the workhouse at Swinford where thousands of people from the region died during the 19th century due to starvation, and 20km from The Museum of Country Life, Turlough County Mayo.

Hennigan’s Heritage Centre tells the story of the lives of local West of Ireland people over the past 200 years.

Guided tours of this small holding are provided by Tom Hennigan who is the sixth-generation of his family to live here. See and hear how this family survived on less than ten acres of poor land for twenty decades. Information displays range from prehistoric to the 19th century land estates and tenants, through Independence and to present times. Working demonstrations of the implements on display plus archaeological tours of the surrounding historic area can also be be provided.

Hennigan's Farm also features a lake, which is available for angling, and a picnic area.