Mayo companies get behind Mayo Day promotion in Manchester

A host of Mayo Hotels and venues are queuing up to join in the Mayo Day promotion during this years Manchester Irish Festival.

Tony Hennigan from Mayo Manchester Tourism and Business group commented “The response from Mayo Hotels and companies wanting to get involved in helping to promote the annual ‘Mayo Day’ and all things Mayo related at this years Manchester Irish Festival has been fantastic.”

There are four great prizes on offer at the festival which are as follows;

1. On Saturday 3 March, The Ganley Sisters are flying over from Mayo to stage an afternoon of Sean Nós Irish Dancing and Jiving workshops. The event which is open to Adults and children takes place at the Chorlton Irish Club.

The 4 star Great National Hotel Ballina are giving away a stay in their hotel for two people to visitors to the event. The special prize includes Dinner and Full Irish Breakfast. To enter the competition entrants just need to Retweet the post on Twitter at or share the event on Facebook.

The Draw takes place at 3.30pm by the Mayo Rose of Tralee.

2. The Creel Coffee House in Westport have teamed up with the BBC Singer Songwriter and Mayo Manchester Tradfest star, Claire Mooney. Claire is staging a special Centenary concert on Saturday 10 March to celebrate to mark International Women’s Day. Visitors to the gig at Fred’s Ale House, 1st Floor Cedar Rooms Music venue in Levenshulme, will be given the opportunity of winning Brunch for Two at the restaurant in Westport, Mayo. More information is available on the Manchester Irish Festival facebook page or share the event on Twitter. Draw takes Place on the night at the concert.

3. The Gateway Hotel in Swinford have teamed up with the popular The Union Music venue in Levenshulme to give away a night in their hotel for two, which is to be given away on St Patrick’s Day during the 12 hour Hennigan’s Hooley. Just RT the event on Twitter or share the event on Facebook.

4. Finally Hotel Westport and the award winning Westport House are giving away a chance to win a two night stay at the hotel and passes to Westport House. This event will be launched on St Patrick’s Day and will be drawn on the special Mayo Day Tradfest in Manchester on Saturday 5 May. The event will feature the Irish Trad group ‘The Murphy Sisters’ who are flying over from Mayo to headline the special concert.

To enter this competition watch out for our Tweet on St Patrick's Day on Twitter.

More information is available on

The Full details of this Prize are as follows:

Two Night’s Accommodation in the Beautiful Hotel Westport with a Full Irish Breakfast each morning plus a Complimentary upgrade to a beautiful Premier Room. The Prize also includes a Complimentary pass for two People for a self-guided tour of the wonderful 18th Century Westport House Estate.

The Hotel is surrounded by the majestic expanse of Clew Bay, the Atlantic Ocean and Ireland’s holy mountain Croagh Patrick, the origins of Westport House date to the 1500’s when the legendary Pirate Queen of Connacht Grace O’Malley reigned here in one of her many castles. Today visitors can tour 300 years of Irish heritage in this beautiful manor home and enjoy a myriad of attractions throughout the grounds.

Terms and Conditions of the Prize are as follows:

1. Valid is available Midweek only Sunday – Friday inclusive

2. It excluces July-Sept inclusive, Saturdays, Christmas/New Year, Festival & Event dates.

3. It is subject to availability of voucher accommodation at time of booking.

4. The Prizewinner must note that Westport House is not open 365 days per year.

5. No alternatives / cash is offered in exchange for this complimantary voucher.

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AMAZING WEDDING VENUE OPTIONS - - Choices include an 18th Century Historical House, The Farmyard at Gracy’s on the grounds of Westport House OR Traditional Style Weddings at Hotel Westport – coupled with 4 Star Luxury Accommodation – options for Train Transfers (our very own tourist train) etc on the AMAZING 400 acre site – the PERFECT location for a Wedding!

Family Holidays

Please note there are EXCLUSIVE TWO Day passes included for Westport House Pirate Adventure Park in our Family Holiday Packlages this summer.