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Leonard’s of Lahardane, Co Mayo

Leonard’s of Lahardane, Co Mayo

In 1943, Laurence Leonard, gave up his career at a wholesalers in Belmullet and opened a grocery bar that offers offering the sheepfarming community a useful array of tea, sweets, boots, shoes, hardware, seeds, wine, spirits and beer. Unlimited access for €1 a month /...
William Browne – Father of the Argentine Navy

William Browne – Father of the Argentine Navy

When Argentina launched its War of Independence against its Spanish overlords, William Brown of Foxford, County Mayo, was appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Argentine fleet and powered his adopted country to victory. Unlimited access for €1 a month / €12 a year...
Jim O’Malley (1925-2016) – Farmer – Kilsallagh, Co Mayo

Jim O’Malley (1925-2016) – Farmer – Kilsallagh, Co Mayo

‘There wasn’t any place around that I didn’t walk’, he says. ‘I hunted all over those hills. Fowling, mostly. Me and the dog, looking for partridge and grouse. But I’m a little too old for that crack now’. You wouldn’t think it. Perhaps it’s the damp Mayo air but this...
Mick King (1924-2013) – Farmer of Lanmore

Mick King (1924-2013) – Farmer of Lanmore

‘I never bothered my head about marriage, but I tell you, when my father and mother were alive, you couldn’t go bringing a woman into an old house like this.' A charming bachelor farmer from County Mayo recalls his days working on the bogs of Allenwood, bringing...
Very Rev. Patrick Gill – The Parish Priest of Lecanvey

Very Rev. Patrick Gill – The Parish Priest of Lecanvey

Born in 1927, the Very Rev. Patrick Gill muses upon a horrendous pogrom in 1795 that drove 7,000 Ulster Catholics to Connaught,  the impact of the Great Hunger on County Mayo and his own experiences administering a parish at the foot of Croagh Patrick. Unlimited...