Museums of Mayo - museums to visit in County Mayo

Wooden 'Trap' - Gaisde Adhmaid

Kiltimagh Railway Museum, County Mayo

Horse-drawn vehicle consisting of wooden cabin, 48" wide, with leather upholstery and back door set on two large wooden wheels, 45" high, covered with iron rim to deaden sound. Iron step at the back, to facilitate entry and two long, wooden shafts in front. 6' long, within which horses were harnessed.

Standard mode of transport among the more affluent in rural Ireland.

This 'trap' was made by Kevilles of Balla, probably in the 1930s, and purchased by Maggie (McNicholas's) family in Bohola, who sold it to Luke Shannon of Treenabontery, for £100. Purchased by Historical Society from Mr. Shannon for the same figure, (less £20- 'luck' money) in May, 1989.

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 |