ClevelandPeople.Com
2013 Mayo Ball

Mayo Society of Greater Cleveland
2013 Mayo Ball
October 12, 2013

The Mayo Society of Greater Cleveland was founded in 2004 as a not-for-profit corporation to provide a forum for information and activities of interest to individuals of Irish descent particularly those with ancestral ties to County Mayo.

The Society makes contributions to public charities in the United States that have a link to County Mayo in Ireland or to Ireland, or to public charities in Ireland, or for temporary emergency relief to indigent Irish nationals in the United States who are in urgent need of medical attention, are victims of crime, or victims of man-made or natural disasters.

It's mission is: To promote cultural, charitable, scientific and/or literary exchanges between the People of the United States and the People of Ireland, with particular emphasis on County Mayo, including but not limited to research into the life and times of Irish immigration to America and the study of Irish and Irish-American history.

The 9th Annual Mayo Society of Greater Cleveland Ball was held at LaCentre Conference Center in Westlake. The 2013 Mayo Person of the Year was William (Bill) E. Conway who is Chairman of the Board (Emeritus) of Fairmount Minerals, Ltd., an industrial minerals company headquartered in Chardon.

Tom Scanlon began the ceremony by introducing Councillor John O'Malley, Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council. The Councillor said that Cleveland is like a second home to him. 10 years ago Achill and Cleveland were twinned as sister cities and later this year Cuyahoga County will be twinned with County Mayo.



Peter Hynes, Manager of County Mayo Ireland, spoke about the successful Gathering in Ireland and celebrating the 10 year twinning of Achill and Cleveland as well as the upcoming twinning of Cuyahoga and Mayo Counties. He stressed the business opportunities for the 2 cities.



John Day, Provost of John Carroll University, thanked the Mayo Society of Cleveland for the 2 annual scholarships for John Carroll students to study in Galway Ireland for a semester, all expenses paid.



Mayo Society of Greater Cleveland President Gerry Quinn told of the history of the Mayo Society and the heritage that has kept the organization thriving over the years.

Gerry Quinn speaking

Gerry Quinn



Bill Conway was named the 2013 Mayo Person of the Year by the Mayo Society of Greater Cleveland. Mayo Society President Gerry Quinn introduced Bill Conway.



The next video is the beginning and end of Bill Conway's acceptance speech as the 2013 Mayo Person of the Year. Gerry Quinn presented Bill with a special crystal bowl from Mayo.



Bill Conway speaking

Bill Conway


Gerry Quinn then introduced a special guest, Ireland's Minister of State, Tourism and Sport Michael Ring.



This last video is the speech from Ireland's Minister of State, Tourism and Sport Michael Ring.



The evening continued with dinner, camaraderie and dancing to the Andy Cooney Band.

Andy Cooney Band

Andy Cooney Band

Enjoy these photos of some of the attendees

Aidan Cronin, Consul-General of ireland

Aidan Cronin, Consul-General of Ireland


Bill Conway and brother Terry Conway

Bill Conway and brother Terry Conway


John Sweeney and Tom Scanlon

John Sweeney and Tom Scanlon


Pat and Ray Hollywood

Pat and Ray Hollywood


Pat Dowd

Pat Dowd


Bruce and Susan Lowe, Meg and Jack McGarry

Bruce and Susan Lowe, Meg and Jack McGarry


Liz and Chuck Enerick

Liz and Chuck Enerick


Valarie McCall and Tim McGinty

Valarie McCall and Tim McGinty


Pat Donnelly, Judge Maureen Clancy, Jay Coury

Pat Donnelly, Judge Maureen Clancy, Jay Coury


John McCann and John Day

John McCann and John Day


Jack Kahl and Father John McNulty

Jack Kahl and Father John McNulty


Nuala Kavanaugh and Michael Ring, Minister of Tourism

Nuala Kavanaugh and Michael Ring, Minister of Tourism


Brian and Colleen Day

Brian and Colleen Day


Kevin McGinty, Counselor Blackie Gavin, Aidan Cronin

Kevin McGinty, Counselor Blackie Gavin, Aidan Cronin


Mary and Robert Masterson (standing) Manus and Bridgie Conway

Mary and Robert Masterson (standing) and
Manus and Bridgie Conway


Dolly Luskin

Dolly Luskin


John Heiman, Sheila Murphy-Crawford and Maureen Gregory

John Heiman, Sheila Murphy-Crawford and Maureen Gregory


Mickey Coyne and Michelle Morgan

Mickey Coyne and Michelle Morgan


Judy Bartel, Jim Sherry Sr. Maureen Burke and Fr. McNulty

Judy Bartel, Jim Sherry, Sr. Maureen Burke and Fr. McNulty


Tom Patton and Kimberly Corrigan

Tom Patton and Kimberly Corrigan


Theresa Chambers and Gerry Quinn Jr.

Theresa Chambers and Gerry Quinn Jr.


Michael and Whitney O'Donnell

Michael and Whitney O'Donnell


John Tagliarini and Logan Wells

John Tagliarini and Logan Wells


John and Mary Coyne with Patrick Sweeney

John and Mary Coyne with Patrick Sweeney


Kathleen Paulocsak, Cyril Burke and Nellie Quinn

Kathleen Paulocsak, Cyril Burke and Nellie Quinn


Bob Smith, John Myers and Aidan Cronin

Bob Smith, John Myers and Aidan Cronin


Margaret Lynch, Maggie Lynch and Tom Brennan

Margaret Lynch, Maggie Lynch and Tom Brennan


Pierce O'reilly from  Irish TV

Pierce O'Reilly from Irish TV


Veronica McNamara-Dever and Bernadette Marshall

Veronica McNamara-Dever and Bernadette Marshall


Sean Hardy with Eileen and John McCann

Sean Hardy with Eileen and John McCann


Pat Donnelly, Gerry Quinn, Cari & Bill Garren

Pat Donnelly, Gerry Quinn, Cari & Bill Garren


Joy and John Sweeney

Joy and John Sweeney


Paul Fox with Maria and Mark Owens

Paul Fox with Maria and Mark Owens


Victoria McCluskey, Nellie Quinn and Brian McCluskey

Victoria McCluskey, Nellie Quinn and Brian McCluskey


Peter Hynes, Joanne  Grehan,  Senator Tom Patton, Mayor John O'Malley, Cllr. Cyril Burke

Cllr. Cyril Burke, Mayor John O'Malley, Senator Tom Patton
Joanne Grehan and Peter Hynes


Mayo Crystal Award




Video and photos by Debbie Hanson


Back to Top

Back to Cleveland Irish

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact us.
Your message could be HERE!











If you want to reach the Irish community in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio, please contact us.




Visit our on-line
Irish Store

Books, Music, DVDs, Clothes, Flags and More




Stay informed about the news and special events of the Cleveland Irish community and any other Group(s) you choose by signing up for the free ClevelandPeople.Com e-newsletter



Contact us for high-resolution photos from this or any other page







































































































For sponsorship opportunities, please contact us.
Your message could be HERE!

Please support the Irish pages of ClevelandPeople.Com
 Copyright 2013
      Magnum Computers Inc.