Born, evicted and buried in this village, the Michael Davitt Museum tells the story of Straide's most famous son. The Museum is housed in the beautifully restored village church in County Mayo.
Known as the 'Father of the Land League' as the founder of this movement, Michael Davitt (1846–1906) became known for his humanitarian work throughout the world and also campaigned ceaselessly for land rents to be reduced.
The Michael Davitt Museum contains an extensive collection of documents, photos, land acts, letters, postcards, posters and other items connected with Michael Davitt's life. An excellent audio visual presentation tells of Davitt's Irish and Lancashire years, plus his career as a Westminster MP.Davitt is buried in the adjoining graveyard.
Don’t forget to ask for your free pass to the Céide Fields Visitor Centre before you leave the museum.