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Mayo Gaels / Michael Davitt Museum Church Gate Collection – Sat/Sun 22nd-23rd July.

posted 18 Jul 2017, 07:04 by Mayo Gaels

Please Note that the Annual Michael Davitt Church Gate Collection with take place in the Mayo Abbey Parish on Saturday the 22nd and Sunday the 23rd of July.

Proceeds from the collection will be divided between the Michael Davitt Museum, in Straide, and the Mayo Gaels Club.

Michael Davitt was one of the outstanding Irish Patriots of the 19th century. The Land League (founded by Davitt, in Castlebar, in 1879) fought for the rights of the Irish Tenant farmer and the League was instrumental in the British Government introducing the Land Acts of the 1880’s. Davitt worked unceasingly for the Irish working/farmer class and the Michael Davitt Museum is working very hard to promote his memory and achievements.

Please donate generously this weekend.