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A Kiltimagh man and a New York politician with strong links to Westport are hoping to light up one of the world’s best known landmarks - Niagara Falls - in green and red for the first Mayo Day celebrations on May 2.
Mayo footballer Cillian O’Connor may be more familiar with a GAA pitch than a soccer field but he played a blinder nonetheless when he donned the new Mayo kit for the 75,000 strong crowd at Manchester United’s hallowed home ground, Old Trafford, last weekend.
The Manchester Mayo Diaspora weekend has been hailed as another major success by Mayo County Council, local TDs and councillors after its sell out concert and business event at the Bonniconlon Show. The weekend, which was supported by Failte Ireland and Mayo.ie, attracted a record-breaking 31,000 to north Mayo during Ireland's Bank Holiday weekend.
A host of business and tourism chiefs from Mayo and Manchester held an inaugural networking lunch on Thursday August 8 to celebrate the success of this year’s Manchester Mayo Gathering. The event which was held at the Ice House in Ballina attracted business and tourism representatives from all over Mayo and Manchester.
A host of VIPs turned out in force to help launch the start of the Mayo North and Manchester Mayo Gathering on Thursday August 1. The UK's Lib Dem MP of the Year, John Leech, who is the coalition government’s spokesperson for Sport, Media, Tourism and Culture, flew in to help launch the event. He was greeted on his arrival in Attymass by Ballycong resident, 95-year-old Annie Hennigan.
A challenge match between Manchester represented by St Lawrence’s GAA and Mayo represented by Bonniconlon GAA marked the launch of the Manchester Mayo Gathering.
The Ice House Hotel and Spa has been selected to host a special tourism and business networking lunch between Manchester and Mayo on Thursday August 8. The momentous event is part of the Manchester Mayo Gathering which has now been named as Ireland's biggest 2013 Gathering organised by any UK company. It is being sponsored by Tourism Ireland, Stena Line UK, the Manchester Mayo Tourism and Business group, Mayo.ie and the Ice House. It is also being supported by The Western People, The Catholic Universe and the award winning Full Irish radio show.
The Manchester based multi award-winning Irish dancer; James Keegan who is one of the principal dancers of the world-famous Lord of the Dance show is just one of the stars who has confirmed his appearance at a special Young, Gifted & Green (YGG) reunion concert for the Manchester-Mayo Gathering. The special event will take place on Friday, August 2 at the prestigious Ballina Arts Theatre in County Mayo, Ireland. It will feature performances from former members of YGG and the Keegan Academy of Irish Dance, along with a host of special guests from Manchester and performers from Mayo which include the Atlantic Rhythm Production company and Carmel Gunning. The group is still looking for other performers and companies from Mayo who would like to get involved with the event.
A Mayo tourism weekend promoting the 270 forthcoming Gathering events in the west of Ireland has been hailed as a resounding success by organisers. The weekend was staged during this year’s opening weekend for the 2013 Manchester Irish Festival, which is Europe’s biggest Irish festival with some 200 events staged during its 10 day festival (www.manchesteririshfestival.co.uk). Tickets for a series of concerts and plays sold out in advance and it attracted more than 2,000 visitors.