Award winning performers to welcome Pride of Place Judges to Attymass

A host of VIPs and dignatures and Attymass parishoners will join award winning musicians, singers nd and dancers to wecome the judges of this years IPB sponsored Ireland's Pride of Place to Attymass in Mayo on Tuesday 18 July at 2pm in the Fr Peyton Centre.

The small rural parish in North Mayo which is situated just 7 miles outside of Ballina and has been nominated by Mayo County Council to represent the County in the presigous national competition. The free event is open to the general public and will feature performances from the Bofield Ceili Band, the Atttymass Youth Choir and Senior Choir plus the recently crowned five times Attymass World Champion Irish Dancer, Stephen Gallagher.

The judges will then be shown a short video presentation of the features of the parish which is nestled between the majestic Ox Mountains and the Salmon Laden River Moy. The judges will then be taken on a short tour of the parish to visit its historic sites and its hidden gems.

Tony Hennigan from Mayo Manchester commented "We are delighted that Attymass has been nominated for this prestigous award to represent Mayo in this national competition is a great honour for the parish. We have been working with the Parish since 2012 to develop its Tourism Stratergy by helping it organise an annual festival to celebrate its unique landscape and its award winning musicians singers and dancers as part of the Mayo Manchester Tradfest. It is great to see it being nominated for the award which will put it firmly on the tourism map."

A social media campaign on Twitter has already been started on with the hashtag #AttymassPOP17 with messages of support coming in from all over the world from as far away as Beijing in China to famous celebrities like the Lord of the Dance to award winning authors.

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