Friday, April 29, 2022

The President of the United States, Joe Biden has sent a message from the White House for Mayo people around the globe.

He penned the message ahead of Mayo Day 2022, which takes place tomorrow.

“The places where we are from shape us, climb into our hearts and never leave us.

“My great-grandfather Edward Francis Blewitt traced his roots to Ballina, from where his family boarded a ship 165 years ago, bound for the promise of America.

“He instilled in his family, including my mother Catherine Eugenia Finnegan Biden, a deep overwhelming pride in his heritage.

“It is a pride I carry with me to this day and a pride I know I share with the many people of County Mayo.

Mayo Day is a celebration of Mayo people in Mayo communities around the world.

Now in its 8th year, the initiative has grown from strength to strength, with the 2022 event returning to a physical festival following the restrictions of the previous years.

‘Home to where the Heart is’ will see the County Town of Castlebar transformed into a hive of Mayo Day celebration and artistic wonderment with something for all the family and for all age groups.

 

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