Museums of Mayo - museums to visit in County Mayo

Michael Davitt Museum

Straide, Foxford, County Mayo, Ireland



The Michael Davitt Museum is now housed in the magnificently restored pre-penal church in the village of Straide, County Mayo. Michael Davitt was christened in this church in 1846 and is buried in the grounds of the 13th Century Straide Abbey, beside the Museum.

The Michael Davitt Museum contains an extensive collection of documents, photos, Land Acts, letters, postcards, posters and other items connected with Davitt's life. There is also the excellent audio-visual which enhances the exhibition and knowledgable and friendly staff are on hand to give you a guided tour which encompasses Davitt's grave and also Straide Abbey, if desired.


  • Award Winning Museum
  • Audio Visual & Guided Tour
  • Michael Davitt's Grave
  • Straide Abbey
  • Statue of Michael Davitt on Mature Grounds


The Michael Davitt Museum is situated in the picturesque village of Straide on the N58 between the towns of Castlebar and Ballina.