From Ballina to Beijing for Mayo Day

From Ballina to Beijing for Mayo Day

After promoting last year’s inaugural Mayo Day with a Fashion show in Ballina which saw 9.4 million around the world engage with the worldwide celebration of all things Green and Red. This year Mayo Manchester used a family holiday to Beijing and Shanghai in China to promote this year’s 2016 Mayo Day celebration.
“With 1.4 Billion living in China and the colours Green and Red already being a firm favourite amongst the Chinese we thought it was too good an opportunity to turn down to try and do some promotion for the forthcoming 2016 Mayo Day whilst we were on holiday. It was a great experience with visits to all the main tourist spots in Chna. Singing the Saw Doctors Green and Red of Mayo on the Great Wall of China seemed to go down really well. We were even invited into the Mercedes sponsored China Fashion week in Beijing. Everyone wanted their picture with the Mayo Flag. Beijing and Shanghai alone have a combined population of just over 42 million and they are a massive potential tourism market that Mayo could really develop. The Chinese love Ireland with its wide open spaces, natural beauty and abundance of talented Irish Musicians and Dancers."

A special documentary photo exhibition called from Ballina to Beijing a world-wide Mayo Day celebration is to be staged in Manchester as part of a whole weekend of events to celebrate this year’s Mayo Day 2016.

After helping to get Niagara Falls turned Green and Red for the inaugural Mayo Day last year Mayo Manchester have upped their game again this year by organised two simultaneous Mayo Day celebrations in Ballina and Manchester.

The exhibition at Fred’s Ale House in Levenshulme will kick start the celebrations on Friday 29th April. The Horseshoe Pub will be staging a special Tradfest Session and The Chorlrton Irish Club will finish the weekend with a special Mayo Day fun day organised by the Keegan Academy School of Irish Dance.
Mayo Manchester will be flying over to Mayo on Friday 29 April to attend the Mayo World Convention in Belmullet and hope to stage the official Mayo Day Tradfest launch on Sunday 1 May in Ballina before they fly back to Manchester. The Tradfest launch will kick start the countdown to their annual six day summer Mayo Manchester Tradfest which is being supported by Failte Ireland, Mayo.ie and the Ballina Chamber.
For more details visit www.mayomanchester.com