Towns of Mayo
Kiltimagh —County Mayo
Kiltimagh (Coillte Mach) is a small town in the centre of east Mayo. It owes its origin and early development to a great Sligo-born priest, Rev. Denis O'Hara (1850-1923).
Today, Kiltimagh prides itself in preserving its 19th century townscape as well as reviving traditional trades, crafts and cultural events. The town square has a memorial in honour of Anthony Raftery, the last of the great Gaelic bards who was born nearby at Killedan, and a small Sculpture Park with exhibits by local, national and international artists.
An interesting local museum was officially opened in the old railway station office in June 1989 by Thomas J Flatley of Boston, a native of the parish, and the surrounding ground has been developed as an artists' retreat park.
St Patrick's Day Pageant and Parade in Kiltimagh, with its emphasis on creativity and fun, is now one of the best in Ireland.