Part of the huge Enniscoe estate—where you can stay in the charming manor house (Enniscoe House ★★)—these beautiful gardens comprise woods, parkland, and part of Lough Conn. One of the highlights is an 18th-century walled garden that has been restored to the layout it had in the estate’s Victorian heyday. The on-site Mayo North Heritage Centre (www.northmayogenealogy.com) is the ideal place to start if you’re checking out your roots, offering extensive records such as church registers (Catholic, Presbyterian, Methodist, and others); registers of births, marriages, and deaths; estate and probate records; property leases and rent rolls; school registers; emigrant rolls; and census records. Research fees, which give you access to their expert genealogists, range from 30€ for a basic search to 150€ and up for a full history report, which may take several weeks to finish (results are sent to you on completion). A little museum displays a somewhat random collection of historic farm equipment and household items from the early- to mid-20th century.
County Mayo› Attraction
Enniscoe Gardens & Mayo North Heritage Centre
On Lough Conn, about 3.2km (2 miles) south of Crossmolina, off R315, Enniscoe, Castlehill, Ballina, Co. Mayo
Our Rating Hours Gardens and Heritage Centre: Apr–Oct Mon–Fri 11am–5pm, Sat–Sun and public holidays 1:30–5:30pm. For genealogical inquiries only, year-round Mon–Fri 10am–4pm Phone 096/31809 Prices Gardens and musem: €10 adults, €3 students and children Web site Enniscoe Gardens
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