Museums of Mayo - museums to visit in County Mayo

Glosh Tower

Eachléim Heritage Centre
Aughleam, Belmullet, County Mayo

Glosh Tower on Termon Hill is one of the 82 Napoleonic Towers built between 1801-06 around the coast of Ireland. The English, taken by surprise after the landing of the French in Bantry Bay and General Humbert and the French in Kilcummin near Killala in 1798 immediately set about guarding the coastline by building signal towers. They were mostly built around 1806 and noted for their tall square shape with buttresses and quarry slates to protect the outside walls. This tower is situated at the summit of Termon Hill, 53 meters above sea level, and commands a fine view.

Signal Towers were to keep watch on the coast for any sign of the French who might be invading; at such a sign, signals would be passed on the next tower and so on back to the commanding station.

Heritage Centre collection

Ionad Deirbhle - Eachléim Heritage Centre 
| Saint Deirbhile | Fishing | Islands |

Items of interest to be viewed at the Eachléim Heritage Centre
| 3 Smoothing Irons | Blacksod Lighthouse | Churn | Claw Anchor | Corncrake | Creel | Cross Abbey | Currach | Deirbhiles Twist | Driller 1 | Driller 2 | Family on Duvillaun Island | Frying pan | Glosh Tower | Handmade leather shoes | Kettle | Last | Lighthouse effects | Old National School house on Iniskea Island | Poitín still on Duvillaun Island | Pot Oven Lid | Quilt | Saint Deirbhle's Church | Saint Deirbhle's Grave | Saint Deirbhle's Holy Well | Scuffler | Ship's anchor light | Skillet with lid | Slane | Sugan | Weaving outside an old cottage on Duvillaun Island |

For more information visit the Ionad Deirbhile website

Uaireanta Oscailte

10am - 6pm laethanta na seachtaine
12noon - 6pm Dé Domhnaigh

Opening Hours

10am - 6pm weekdays
12noon - 6pm Sundays

Ionad Deirbhle
Eachléim Heritage Centre 
Eachléim (Aughleam)
County Mayo

Tel: +353 (0) 97 85727/28/90
Fax: +353 (0) 97 85790