Connecting with our Mayo’s in the US for St Patricks Day

Posted in Connect on March 15, 2019.


Our Mayo County Council delegation were honoured to attend and participate in the St Patricks Day parade in Philadelphia on Sunday last with the Mayo Association of Philadelpia.  Particularly proud of our own Sean McMenamin who was grand Marshal of the 2019 parade.

While in Philadelphia the delegation attended the launch of The Littus programme, meeting the Mayor of Philadelphia, Mayor Kenney, who has Mayo roots.  The Littus  programme  is a ‘soft-landing’ platform for small Irish businesses that have the capacity to enter the US export market. It provides 40 hours of individually-tailored support for participating businesses, delivered on both sides of the Atlantic. Based in Philadelphia, the programme has the capacity to offer business development services, legal, accounting and other supports that an Irish business might require in establishing a foothold in the US market.

The delegation, Deputy Cathaoirleach Cllr Michael Loftus, Cllr Henry Kenny , CE Peter Hynes, Head of Enterprise John Magee,  will also visit New York for a series of events including the New York St Patricks day Parade where again a Mayo Man,  Brian O Dywer will be the Grand Marshal  of the annual parade.

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