International singing star, Tommy Fleming, is be an ambassador for the Mayo North Welcome Home Festival, a flagship Gathering event which will take place in the Ballina/North Mayo area during the period of August 1 to 9.
While Tommy is a Sligo man, having being born and reared in Aclare, he has very close connections with Ballina as his wife, Tina Mitchell, is a Ballina woman and the couple now live in the Enniscrone area.
Commenting on the festival, Tommy said: “I am delighted to support the Mayo North Welcome Home Festival. The North Mayo/West Sligo area has so much to offer visitors in terms of its heritage and culture as well as its scenery, leisure activities and entertainment. The Gathering festival will help in showcasing all of these as well as providing a great holiday experience for the many natives of the area and others that we hope will come for the festival.”
Tommy said he would be happy to promote the festival during his travels over the coming months and wished the event every success. “I hope to be at home for the festival and will be looking forward to meeting many friends who are now abroad but who are planning to return for the gathering,” he added.
Vincent Roche, chairman of the Mayo North Gathering Festival thanked Tommy for agreeing to be an ambassador for the festival and said it was great to have the support of such a high profile personality who was so well known both at home and overseas.