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Mayo Society of Cleveland Annual Ball

Mayo Society of Cleveland 2015 Ball
Renaissance Hotel
October 10, 2015

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.

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The 2015 Mayo Ball, honoring Justice Terrence O’Donnell, was held on Saturday, October 10th at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel. Sean Hardy served as MC for the 2015 Mayo Ball in Cleveland.

Sean Hardy

Sean Hardy


He welcomed the crowd and then introduced James Kilbane and Marshall Griffith who led the national anthems of US and Ireland (in Gaelic).

James Kilbane and Marshall Griffith

James Kilbane and Marshall Griffith

Fr. Matt Byrne gave the invocation.

Fr. Matt Byrne

Fr. Matt Byrne

Thomas Scanlon, Co-Chair of the 2015 Mayo Ball in Cleveland, introduced Consul General of Ireland Orla McBreen. This was the new Consul's first visit to Cleveland.

Consul General of Ireland Orla McBreen

Consul General of Ireland Orla McBreen



Consul General of Ireland Orla McBreen

Thomas Scanlon introduced the Mayor of County Mayo Michael Holmes.

Thomas Scanlon

Thomas Scanlon


This was the new Mayor's first visit to Cleveland.

Mayor of County Mayo Michael Holmes

Mayor of County Mayo Michael Holmes



Mayor of County Mayo Michael Holmes

County Mayo Manager Peter Hynes spoke next.

County Mayo Manager Peter Hynes

County Mayo Manager Peter Hynes



County Mayo Manager Peter Hynes


The next speaker was Kenneth Deery from Achill Development in County Mayo.

Kenneth Deery from Achill Development in County Mayo

Kenneth Deery



Kenneth Deery from Achill Development in County Mayo

Tom Joyce, Executive Director of the Galway University Foundation, spoke next.

Tom Joyce, Executive Director of the Galway University Foundation

Tom Joyce



Tom Joyce, Executive Director of the Galway University Foundation

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President Gerry Quinn spoke next and introduced Ohio Supreme Court Justice Terrence O'Donnell as the 2015 Mayo Person of the Year.

President Gerry Quinn

President Gerry Quinn

A video tribute was played that featured Ohio Supreme Court Justice Terrence O'Donnell as the 2015 Mayo Person of the Year.

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Terrence O'Donnell gave his acceptance speech for being honored as the 2015 Mayo Person of the Year at the 2015 Mayo Ball in Cleveland.

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Terrence O'Donnell

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Terrence O'Donnell



Ohio Supreme Court Justice Terrence O'Donnell and Gerry Quinn

Justice Terrence O'Donnell and Gerry Quinn

Justice Terrence O'Donnell and Gerry Quinn

Justice Terrence O'Donnell, Colleen Corrigan Day and Gerry Quinn

Justice Terrence O'Donnell, Colleen Corrigan Day and Gerry Quinn


Gerry Quinn and Justice Terrence O'Donnell

President Gerry Quinn presented 2015 Mayo Person of the Year Justice Terrence O'Donnell, with a crystal bowl from County Mayo. He also presented the Justice with proclamations and letters of congratulations from Governor John Kasich, US Senators Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown, Cleveland City Council President Kevin Kelley, State Senator Tom Patton, US Congressman David Joyce, State Rep Martin Sweeney and others.

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Don't miss the 3 other pages of photos and videos from the 2015 Mayo Ball.


2015 Mayo Ball Main Page (This Page)

Founders Award to Gerry Quinn at 2015 Mayo Ball

Entertainment at 2015 Mayo Ball

People at the 2015 Mayo Ball







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