Celebrating our communities on Mayo Day

Posted in Connect on March 12, 2019.

National Community Weekend 4th – 6th May 2019

Mayo Day, the day dedicated to the celebration of the culture, vibrant communities and unquenchable spirit of Co Mayo, returns for its fifth year on Saturday 4th May 2019.

Mayo Day, Mayo Local Community Development Committee and the Department of Rural and Community Development’s ‘Big Hello’ National Community Weekend initiative have funding available for community events taking place from May 4th – 6th 2019.

We’re inviting communities to get involved by organising a

‘Big Hello’ local event under the theme of Mayo Day

Mayo Day and the ‘Big Hello’ Community Weekend are about connecting with neighbours and friends, strengthening relationships that are already established, opening new lines of communication to one another and fostering inclusivity for everyone.

There are many types of events that you can arrange from a Mayo Day ‘Street-feast’ to a coffee morning in the local Community Centre, a story-telling night, a sing-song or poetry reading, a performance or workshop.  The ways you can get involved in the name of Mayo Day and National Community Weekend are endless.

Typical grants will be in the €100 – €400 range per event.  If a community group has a larger initiative in mind, please contact us at community@mayococo.ie or at 094 9064397 to explore your idea further.  Applications for Irish language events are particularly welcome.

You can easily apply at www.mayo.ie for funding. Download here (PDF) or here (MS Word)  The closing date for receipt of completed application forms is Friday, 22nd of March 2019.


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