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Michael Davitt Museum

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Straide, Foxford, Mayo,
T: +353(0)949031942

The Michael Davitt Museum, dedicated to the patriot, MP and Land League founder, is located in Straide County Mayo. This picturesque village is situated on the N58 between the towns of Castlebar and Ballina.

Born, evicted and buried in this village, the Michael Davitt Museum tells the story of Straide's most famous son. The Museum is housed in the beautifully restored village church in County Mayo.

Known as the 'Father of the Land League' as the founder of this movement, Michael Davitt (1846–1906) became known for his humanitarian work throughout the world and also campaigned ceaselessly for land rents to be reduced.

The Michael Davitt Museum contains an extensive collection of documents, photos, land acts, letters, postcards, posters and other items connected with Michael Davitt's life. An excellent audio visual presentation tells of Davitt's Irish and Lancashire years, plus his career as a Westminster MP.Davitt is buried in the adjoining graveyard.

Opening Times: open all year round.
Monday to Saturday: 10:00am – 4:30pm: Sunday: 2.00pm – 5:00pm. Last admissions at 4:00pm each day | Wheelchair accessible |Free parking | Coach tours accommodated