Mayo Day is a celebration of all thing Mayo - our creativity, our heritage, our culture and our history. This year the largest Mayo Day flagship event ever takes place in Castlebar where ‘Home to where the Heart is’ will transform the town into a hive of celebration of all aspects of our creativity.
There will be free family fun at Lough Lannagh with colourful, puppet friends. There will be be stories to enthral young and old and for anyone that ever wanted to run away to join a circus there will be a chance to take part in juggling and circus skills
In the historical setting of the Military Barracks our Mayo County Library team will present exhibitions of times past from their collection, documenting the Famine in Mayo, In Humbert’s Footsteps, Michael Davitt, Old Castlebar, the War of Independence in Mayo and the incredibly special 20th anniversary revival of the 2002 Mayo in May photo event.
The creativity and skills of our craftspeople are key to Mayo Day. We were delighted to once again present their work to you in the Mayo Craft Marquee. To harness young creativity, Creative Together will provide a special Mayo Day Mural Workshop which was suitable for all ages.
A full day of free music and fun at will take place on the Mall while The Mayo Way will be a specially commissioned interactive art sculpture installation featuring an array of imagery of the people and places that symbolise the identity and creativity of Mayo, both past and present.
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.