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Buildings of County Mayo Photographic Exhibition

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 00:05:00 IST

The Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs and Mayo County Council have organised a photographic exhibition, Buildings of County Mayo, which will visit two venues in County Mayo over the summer and autumn.  The exhibition will be opened by Cllr. Annie May Reape at its first venue, the Courtyard Buildings at Belleek Castle, Ballina, at 6pm on Thursday 13th July.  The exhibition will run from the 14th July until the 11th August and admission is free.

Mayo has a rich built heritage spanning many centuries, reflecting past lives and recording the economic and social history of the county.  The built heritage includes important public buildings such as churches, courthouses, institutions and market houses.  County Mayo boasts a number of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century country houses and a wealth of thatched and vernacular buildings.  The county’s maritime heritage includes coastguard stations, lighthouses, piers and quays along its coastline and its civil engineering heritage includes bridges, railway stations and viaducts.

The Buildings of County Mayo photographic exhibition aims to promote the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage (NIAH) survey of County Mayo and foster an awareness of, and appreciation for the built heritage.

The Courtyard Buildings at Belleek Castle have been selected as the first venue to host the photographic exhibition as they demonstrate good practice in the conservation-led adaptive reuse of historic buildings.

The Buildings of County Mayo photographic exhibition will move to its second venue, Enniscoe House, in the autumn where it will run from the 1st to the 31st October.

  Buildings of County Mayo Exhibition