United States Ambassador to Ireland, Kevin F O’Malley, says he wants to visit Mayo and reconnect with his family's roots here.
The ambassador’s paternal grandparents were born in Westport.
Ambassador O’Malley was appointed to his position by President Obama in June and signalled to Minister of State Michael Ring that he hopes to visit Mayo in the near future when the pair met recently.
“I am delighted that Ambassador O’Malley intends to come to Mayo,” said Minister of State Ring. “Ambassador O’Malley has also indicted that next year he is going to bring a number of his family members back to Ireland to visit Mayo, the county of their roots.”