Supporting your local business by putting your Gnó (business ) on Show is this year’s theme during the Saint Patrick’s Day An Flóta is Fearr competition in Mayo.
Gnó Mhaigh Eo and Midwest Radio in association with the Chamber of Commerce organisations and the festival committees are encouraging businesses and float participants to work hand in hand this year to create colourful, imaginative and inspiring floats to showcase local businesses and to promote a partnership approach in the towns.
“This years Gnó on Show approach will really help businesses take part in the parades and with the help and support of local organisations, sports clubs and schools we should have a lot more floats in each town” stated President of Castlebar Chamber of Commerce Tom Canavan.
The participating towns for the An Flóta is Fearr competition in the Saint Patrick’s Day parades are Ballina, Belmullet, Castlebar, Charlestown, Claremorris, Kiltimagh, Swinford and Westport.
A lot of businesses find it hard to participate in the annual Saint Patrick’s Day float parades as they don’t have the people to create a float or to organise it on the day. This year local communities are encouraged to get behind their local business and to create a float between them. There is a prize fund of €2,500 up for grabs and the overall county winner title An Flóta is Fearr i Maigh Eo.
The An Flóta is Fearr award in each town will go to the float that shows use of Irish and the best partnership approach between businesses and local community groups, be it sports clubs, charities, organisations or schools.
The photographs submitted of each town winner will be assessed by a panel of judges and Mid West Radio will award the overall winner of An Flóta is Fearr i Maigh Eo with an advertisement package promoting the winning business and group.
For further details contact your local festival committee or Gnó Mhaigh Eo at [email protected] or 098 26555.