Mayo Delegation Visit St Nabord to Celebrate the Bicentenary of Death of General Humbert
Cathaoirleach Cllr Seamus Weir, together with Cllr Jarlath Munnelly and Kevin Kelly, Chief Executive of Mayo County Council were invited to St Nabord in France last week, to celebrate the Bicentenary of the death of General Humbert.
The Mayor of St Nabord which is the hometown of Humbert hosted the delegation to commemorate Humbert who landed in Killala and led the French forces along with Irish volunteers during the 1798 rebellion in Mayo and who died in New Orleans in the USA in 1823 at the age of 56.
During their visit the delegation together with the Irish Ambassador visited Humbert’s birthplace and took part in the unveiling of a plaque dedicated to General Humbert and the planting of a Liberty Tree in the town.
The visit also facilitated discussion with political and business representatives from the Vosges region on the opportunities for further reinforcing the linkages between Mayo and the area around St Nabord particularly as regards Heritage , Culture , Education and Business
Cllr Weir said about the visit: “There is a long and proud shared history between Mayo and St Nabord, thanks to the deeds of one of their sons here in Mayo in the pursuit of Irish freedom.
“It is important that we celebrate and renew these connections and work together to develop a shared future which along with remembering the past can be used to create a bright and prosperous future for both.”