Mad about Mayo

If you’re planning a trip to County Mayo this summer, here are some facts so you can get clued up before you arrive. County Mayo, Ireland’s third largest county, has a rich and interesting history and here are just a few of those fascinating facts: The name comes from Irish “Mhaigh Eo.” Mhaigh Eo translates as “Plain of the Yew Trees,” which originates from Mayo village, now known as Mayo Abbey. This tree is one of the few pine trees native to Ireland. The term “boycott” comes from Co. Mayo.…

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