Mayo Day

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Things to do in County Mayo, Ireland - Mayo Day - YourDaysOut
Ballinrobe Race Course, Castlebar Road, Rathcarreen, Co. Mayo, Ireland
May 5, 2018 12:00:00 PM - May 5, 2018 6:00:00 PM
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Mayo Day is a day dedicated to the celebration of the arts and culture, vibrant communities, and unquenchable spirit of county Mayo. Now in its 4th year, 2018 sees the arrival of an incredible new flagship event Made of Mayo, taking place in the beautifully situated Ballinrobe Racecourse, which will be transformed into a hive of Mayo Day celebration and artistic wonderment, with something for all the family, admission is free and the event will run from 12.00 – 18.00. The multifaceted event will include a spellbinding Mayo Artists Exhibition featuring artworks from the best of Mayo artists, and artists inspired by their time in county Mayo and the Literary Lounge, a place of celebration of Mayo writing. Made of Mayo will also have lots of activities to choose from at its Workshop Hub. Well-known local chef Ronan Fox will be on-hand to teach how to flip pizzas and families can work together in printing Mayo Day 2018 safety messages on high-vis bibs to take home as partMayo Roads Safety Authority’s interactive Screen-Printing Workshop The Sports Enclosure will include sports-drills and workshops from some of Mayo’s finest sports-people in rugby, football and many other realms. Andy Moran’s very popular team from The Movement will be on site to put participants through their paces through exercise and training skills, while Connacht Rugby’s Dave Heffernan will be on hand to run the very exciting Rugby Hub within the Sports Enclosure. The Made of Mayo Craft & Design Showcase is an opportunity for premium artisans and designers to display their valued work in relaxed showcase environment. Music celebration and gastronomic delights await in the Music & Food Village, guests can enjoy tasty fare from Enrica’s Chocolates and Cabots Food of Westport, all the while being spellbound be the electrifying performances of Hit Machine Drummers and Cronin.

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