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Mayo Day Comes To Chicago

Date: 21-02-2024

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of Mayo Day and Home to Mayo 2024, Mayo County Council are bringing the magic of Mayo Day all the way to the Windy City of Chicago this year.

On Saturday, May 4th Gaelic Park in Chicago will become a little piece of Mayo, when the international flagship Mayo Day event takes place.

Mayo Day has become one of the highlights of the year over the past decade, having gone from strength to strength since its inception in 2015 – even the Covid-19 pandemic was not able to stop the spreading of the Mayo message in 2020 and 2021, when virtual events were held to celebrate Mayo Day.

After its return to physical events in Castlebar and Ballina in 2022 and 2023 respectively, this year the local flagship event will be taking place in Belmullet. But to coincide with the ten-year anniversary celebrations of Mayo Day, at the same time an international flagship event will be taking place in Gaelic Park in Chicago.

On the day you will find everything that you have loved as part of Mayo Day back home, with a stunning line up of music, arts, crafts, food, and family fun all part of a day to be remembered.

Planning is well underway to ensure that Mayo Day in Chicago will be a day that will live long in the memory and Mayo County Council are calling on everyone with Mayo heritage in their blood in the USA to mark the date in their diary and plan a trip to Gaelic Park to celebrate Mayo Day.

It will be a fantastic chance to catch up with old friends, forge new relationships with fellow Mayo people and have a day that you will not forget and to show your Mayo pride.

Mags Connell from Mayo County Council said: “Mayo Day has always been a brilliant day to celebrate all that is great and good about Mayo and this year we are looking forward to making the day even bigger and better.

“With Mayo Day turning ten and our Home to Mayo 2024 celebrations we decided that we were going to add an international leg to our Mayo Day celebrations, and what better place to do that than Chicago.

“We have an excellent relationship with the Mayo Diaspora in Chicago and they are always more than supportive when we have events and visits to the city, so it made perfect sense to have our international Mayo Day Flagship event in Chicago and we’re looking forward to a brilliant day out, where the Mayo pride will be front and centre on day to remember.

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