Bernadine MacBride Walsh

  • Westport native, Bernadine MacBride Walsh was elected Chairperson of the Mayo Association at its annual general meeting last week. The meeting was hosted virtually for the first time ever due to current government restrictions.

    The very active Mayo Association in Dublin has like all association’s been restricted in the range of events it hosts annually, due to the present pandemic, but Bernadine and her newly elected committee intend to hit the ground running and continue with the extensive fund raising efforts and supports, that the association has long been recognised for.

    Bernardine’s great grand uncle was Major John MacBride, an Irish republican and military leader who was executed for his participation in the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin.  He was also one of the founding fathers of the Mayo Association Dublin in 1905.

    Congratulating Bernadine on her election to the position of Chairperson of the Mayo Association in Dublin – Midwest News Editor Teresa O'Malley asked her about her own Mayo roots...