Workhouses serving this county
Opened in the wake of the Great Famine
Claremorris (opened 1852) townlands & parishes
Some workhouses located in a neighbouring county also served some Co. Mayo residents who loved on the county border (that town being in closer proximity).
MAYO NORTH-EAST > SLIGO
MAYO EAST > ROSCOMMON
MAYO SOUTH > GALWAY
Workhouse PLU Boundaries
Poor Law Union (PLU) or workhouse boundaries were unrelated to those of the civil parishes and in some cases only served a handful of townlands within a given parish (the remainder being served by an entirely different workhouse and PLU).
To figure out which workhouse an ancestor may have resorted to, or which parish of origin a known inmate had to have previously resided...
SEARCH the PLU Boundary Maps HERE.
Link an Ancestor to a Workhouse
To connect your ancestor to any of these workhouses, all you have to do is:
create an Ancestor Chronicle,
under "Link a Building" start typing the name of the workhouse
select workhouse from the dropdown list and
By doing this, you have the potential to discover more by way of other members who share the same connections.
About Irish Workhouses
Co. Mayo, Ireland