The renaming of the road leading to Claremorris Railway Station has been raised on numerous occasions over the last few years.
In early 2022, the initiative was discussed in the Claremorris-Swinford Municipal District Chamber, where following approval by the elected members, to rename the street was advertised on local press, requesting submissions. Following submissions from the public, the name Patrick Cassidy Road was chosen.
Patrick is currently in Mayo as part of the “Home to Mayo celebrations” and will perform the naming ceremony, today (Friday) at 2pm.
Renowned Irish composer, Patrick Cassidy was born in Claremorris, Co. Mayo in 1956. He came into prominence with the release of the 'Children of Lir' (the setting of the great legend), the first major symphonic work written in the Irish language. Recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra and the Tallis Choir, it remained at number one in the Irish Classical Charts for over a year.
He has worked in many various formats, including TV, opera, and film.