RSTA Mayo Branch

Mayo Branch

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Branch meetings are held in Mayo Teachers' Centre, Castlebar.  Members are notified of all branch meetings and activities by email.  New members should contact the branch to join the email contact list.

Branch AGM October 2023

Officers re-elected were Carmel Heneghan, Chairperson, Kevin McMahon, Secretary,  Antoinette Casey, Treasurer.

Upcoming Events

Thursday 16th November at 12 noon:  Annual Mass for deceased members in Ballintubber Abbey followed by lunch in Corley's Ballintubber.

If you wish to join us for lunch please text Carmel at 087 2258978 as we need to confirm number with the restaurant.


Branch Christmas Lunch 2023

Venue: Ashford Castle

Date: Wednesday December 13th.    Reception at 1 pm.  Lunch at 1.30 pm. 

Cost: Mayo RSTA member:   €40   Guest of Mayo Member:  €50

Please text Carmel directly at 087 2258978 before November 30th if you plan to attend.


Accommodation:  Ashford Castle has offered a concessionary room rate for RSTA members:

Double: €525.    Single: €505

Contact Ashford Castle directly for reservations quoting RSTA.


Branch Trip to North Mayo September 2023

Branch members set out on another of Antoinette's adventures on a bright sunny day in September. The most enjoyable and informamative trip took in Kilcummin Strand, the ruins of Franciscan and Dominican monasteries and Summerhill House.  A short break for refreshments at the Céide Fields Centre en route to  Ballinglen Museum of Art. Onwards via the Stags of Broadhaven, Eagle Island Lighthouse and Dún na mBo to a guided tour of Blacksod Lighthouse. Our day out concluded in the Strand Hotel for dinner. Read a full report of the trip here: Branch_Trip_to_North_Mayo.pdf

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The Lost Valley Walk - June 2023

Mayo members

Mayo RSTA spent a memorable day exploring the magnificient Lost Valley near Louisburgh.

The walk traverses a family farm set in a beautiful valley on the shores of Killary fjord with magnificient views all around.  Our guide, the current owner, shared his passion for his homeplace and his impressive knowlege of its history going back to famine times.

The weather was perfect and we gathered afterwards for a beautiful meal in Tia restaurant. A day to remember.

View more photos of the walk at link below






Visit to Michael Davitt Museum Straide - 13 March 2023

Davitt2Members enjoyed a tour of the museum and a wonderful talk on Davitt and the history of Straide Abbey in the company of  two excellent and knowledgeable guides.

We highly recommend this tour to any of our colleagues from other branches who may be visiting the west.

You will come away with a new regard for this remarkable man and his lifelong work on behalf of oppressed people  both at home and all around the world.  

View more photos of the visit here:








 Report on 2022 Branch Activities:  Branch_Report_22.pdf

 View more photos of Mayo branch activities - click on link below.