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.
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.
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
Fr. Matt Byrne gave the invocation.
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
Thomas Scanlon introduced the Mayor of County Mayo Michael Holmes.
This was the new Mayor's first visit to Cleveland.
Mayor of County Mayo Michael Holmes
County Mayo Manager Peter Hynes spoke next.
County Mayo Manager Peter Hynes
The next speaker was Kenneth Deery from Achill Development in County Mayo.
Tom Joyce, Executive Director of the Galway University Foundation, spoke next.
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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
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
Justice Terrence O'Donnell and Gerry Quinn
Justice Terrence O'Donnell, Colleen Corrigan Day and Gerry Quinn
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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