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Pot Oven - Bácús

Eachléim Heritage Centre
Aughleam, Belmullet, County Mayo


Made from cast iron, brown/black in colour with 2 handles and 3 legs. 12 inches in diameter, height from ground to top is approx 6.25 inches. Lid is round and 12.5 inches in diameter. Pot hooks was used to hang pot on open peat fire, it is in two parts intertwined at the top with hook features at the bottom, approx 12 inches in height.

It was mainly used to bake bread and roast meat by the open peat/turf fire until installation of electricity

Donated by Kathleen Padden, it belonged to her grandmother

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