We are Mayo seeks to reach out to all Mayo people – those living not only in Ireland and Britain but also to the very large, worldwide Mayo diaspora who for various reasons now live their lives in places far away from County Mayo and the country of their birth and youth.
‘We are Mayo’ exists because it reflects that common bond that exists between all Mayo people, what helps unite us in good days and bad days, something that hopefully will never leave us.
Ireland’s First Lady, Sabina Higgins, has provided a fitting foreword to the book reflecting on her own childhood and adolescence in the Ballindine area of south Mayo. Being from a similar generation, the authors can relate to everything she has written – it is a lovely encapsulation of the days of our Mayo youth.
‘We are Mayo’ is a high quality photographic and written record of the many facets of our beautiful county that demands a special place in the bookcases of not just family homes but also in local libraries, hotels, guest-houses, pubs, cafes, restaurants, bed and breakfasts, Air BnBs, waiting rooms, offices, hospitals, nursing homes and hostels.
Enjoy the read and the beautiful images of County Mayo!
‘We are Mayo’
We are Mayo