This unique website traces the history of Castlebar through the origin of it's street names. The Map opposite shows Castlebar recognised for the first time on Brown's Map of Mayo in 1585. as Ca.barre.
Castlebar has a long history of colonialism and resistance to colonialism. Click on the link below to explore the first stage of Castlebar's colonial history starting with the arrival of the Normans. Google Maps below shows what the town looks like today.