Museums of Mayo - museums to visit in County Mayo

Police hat and badge

Kiltimagh Railway Museum, County Mayo

Navy blue hat with the crest of the NYPD and navy badge bearing similar crest.

Both items part of the uniform which identified NYPD Chief Patrick Dermot Brennan. Because of lack of opportunities here Dermot, like so many others in the fifties, was forced to emigrate. His particular success in establishing his special niche in the NYPD was the result of self belief, hard work and commitment to fighting crime on the streets of NY and thus represent something of the positive aspect of the disease of economic emigration which for centuries devastated parishes such as ours.

His widow, Mrs. Monica Brennan, donated Dermot's hat and badge to the Museum.

Opening Hours

Daily 2pm - 6pm June to September

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

Kiltimagh Railway Museum
County Mayo

Tel: + 353 (0) 94 938 1132


  • 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 |