Mayo Models join TD’s to launch Mayo Day Promotion in Ballina

Posted in Connect on January 20, 2015.


MC Models with Ballina TDs, left to right, Emah Campbell, Mary Duff, Dara Calleary TD, Michelle Mulherin TD, Kathleen McGuire Jordan, Magda Mazgaj

Mayo Models join TD’s to launch Mayo Day Promotion in Ballina

Michelle was joined by Ballina TD’s Michelle Mulherin and Dara Calleary who joined in the photo shoot with the rest of the town in North Mayo.

When asked about why she got involved in the event Miss Cunningham replied “Mayo Manchester who are promoting it through their twitter account @mayogathering asked us to do something to help promote Mayo Day in Ballina, we thought they meant Ballina in Australia, but it was great to do the first one in our hometown, but I’m sure they would be plenty of volunteers if they need us down under.”

Dara Calleary TD Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Enterprise, Jobs & Innovation commented “Mayo day will become a national and an international focal point for all things Mayo. It will be a day to celebrate all that is good about our great county…there are two kinds of people in the world…those from mayo and those who wish they were from Mayo!”

Deputy Mulherin commented “I am delighted with the plans to celebrate all things Mayo by way of a special international day on the 2nd May.  It’s an idea whose time has come. We can boast such high profile Mayo connections worldwide, it’s time to come together and openly celebrate that.”

Mazgaj, Kathleen McGuire Jordan,  Dara Calleary TD, Michelle Mulherin TD,  Emah Campbell  and Mary Duff overlooking River Moy in Ballina, County Mayo

Mayo Day 2015 is a global celebration organised by Mayo.ie which takes place on Saturday 2 May for the very first time and will be staged every year on the first Saturday in Mayo. Its aim is to reconnect the estimated 9.3million Mayo Diaspora around the globe in getting them to celebrate their beloved West of Ireland county in their own corner of the globe.”

Mayo Day organiser Martina Hughes from Mayo.ie added “Mayo Day has really caught the imagination of the Mayo Day Diaspora around the globe. I know that Mayo Manchester in the UK have already planned their gala concert. They launched the countdown in front of 75,000 Manchester United and Liverpool football fans at Old Trafford with Cillian O’Connor the award winning Mayo GAA player and newly appointed assistant captain of the Mayo team. The countdown to this global party has now started and we look forward to hearing from as many groups and organisations with a connection to Mayo to help us turn the world Green and Red.

Pictures provided by Sean Gallagher and Mary Coen and Michelle Cunningham.

1. MC Models with Ballina TDs, from left to right, Emah Campbell, Mary Duff, Dara Calleary TD, Michelle Mulherin TD, Kathleen McGuire Jordan, Magda Mazgaj walking on Ballina Bridge in County Mayo.

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