Mayo Day, a celebration of our county’s vibrant culture and community spirit, returns for its 6th consecutive year on May 2nd 2020.
Over the last number of years, the Mayo Day campaign has been an enormous success, garnering worldwide attention with events taking place locally, nationally and internationally that pay tribute to the ingenuity, pride and accomplishments of Mayo people the world over.
In 2019 the theme of the campaign was ‘The Mayo Word’ which focused on extolling the literary accomplishments of renowned novelists, poets and songwriters from this bastion of arts in the West of Ireland.
Building on the incredible interest and participation in last year’s festivities, it has been decided that next year’s expansive theme will be ‘Creative Mayo.’
The campaign will give the people of Mayo an opportunity to explore and celebrate their creativity, ingenuity and talent, and will culminate in a flagship public event at the National Museum of Country Life in Turlough on May 2nd.
Plans are also underway to host a Mayo Day ‘Creative Conference’ – a chance to bring together some of Mayo’s most innovative minds from various backgrounds, occupations and locations.
More details are set to be announced early in the new year.
Mayo County Council are encouraging people to participate and to attend the climactic event in Turlough’s National Museum on May 2nd – a date for the diary!