Museums of Mayo - museums to visit in County Mayo

Gas Lamp - Lampa Gais

Kiltimagh Railway Museum, County Mayo

Lamp set into a 12' cast iron stand with semi-circular top onto which the lamp would originally have been attached, with the gas piped up through the stand to the gas lamp at the top. There was an appointed lamplighter who lit all the lamps in the town every evening, often accompanied by a group of children fascinated by the ceremony

This is the last surviving lamp of the town's gas lighting system from 1910 until the introduction of the Electricity Supply Board in the 1940s.

This particular lamp was originally situated within the precincts of the local Convent. It was transferred here from its former site by kind permission of the St. Louis Sisters in 1992.

Opening Hours

Daily 2pm - 6pm June to September

Come and share our experience for yourselves. You will be most welcome.

Kiltimagh Railway Museum
Kiltimagh
County Mayo
Ireland

Tel: + 353 (0) 94 938 1132
Email: solanb@gofree.indigo.ie

Publications

  • Parish History, Kiltimagh, Our Life and Times, by Peter Sobolewski & Betty Solan. Price £15 (plus postage)
  • Sean Lavan, produced in conjunction with Kiltimagh GAA: Price £3 (plus postage)

| Kiltimagh Museum | Railway History |
| Raftery | Mike Hogarty | Father Denis O'Hara | Gene Tunney | Sean Lavan |

Items of interest to be viewed at Kiltimagh Railway Museum
| Abacus Ball-frame | Apron | Barber's Pole and Chair | Bedspread or Quilt | Bicycle Permit | Clay Pipe | Copying Press | Cosmetics | Doll | Farming Implements | Gas Lamp | Gas Meter | Gold medal | Life Jacket | Model Locomotive | Locked draws | Glass Case | Olympic Crest 1924 | Police hat and badge | Pottery Hot Water Bottle | Ration Book | Replicas of Boston Famine Memorial | Scales | Scales for eggs | School Clock | Sculpture of the Station Master | Sketch of Raftery | Staff Key | Sundial | Sword | Wooden Trap | Wooden Cradle |