Killala welcomes Diaspora home for Home to Mayo Tradfest
The fishing village of Kilala in North Mayo on the Wild Atlantic Way, will be hanging out the Green and Red flags to welcome the diaspora home on Friday 27 May.
The award winning Fianna Phadraig Pipe Band together with Alan Keegan from Manchester United Football Club will stage a series of promenade performances starting at the Quays and parading to various key locations in the historic village. These include visit the Round Tower, Labourer cottages and Killala Cathedral, before embarking on a tour of the village’s warm and inviting pubs and restaurants.
The evening will Friday finish with a Trad session at the newly refurbished Arch bar and restaurant. Watch out for a performance from the roof terrace by the Fianna Phadraig Pipe Band.
Tony Hennigan from Mayo Manchester commented “Killala is a hidden gem which is famous for its landmarks, fish restaurants and idyllic views over the Wild Atlantic Way. It is no wonder that General Humbert fell in love with the village when he arrived in 1798.”
Cllr Jarlath Munnelly added
"We are really looking forward to hosting the 'Home to Mayo' event - our overseas diaspora are really important to Killala, any event that celebrates and welcomes them home is a big event for our community.“
The Mayo Manchester Home to Mayo Tradfest runs from Thursday 26 May to Tuesday 31 May and will visit 8 different hubs in Mayo which include: Achill, Ballina, Ballinrobe Races, Castlebar, Cong and Ashford Castle, Erris and Westport.