Mayo Society of Greater Cleveland Annual Meeting and Tea
June 5, 2022
Dolan Atrium - John Carroll University
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.
Their 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."
President Gerry Quinn welcomed the crowd and conducted meeting business.
Gerry then announced that Mike Gibbons would be the 2022 Mayo Person of the Year at the Mayo Ball in September.
Next, Gerry called up Ambassador Ed Crawford who have some remarks.
Ambassador Ed Crawford
Gerry introduced Sarah McInerney, the 2022 Ohio Rose of Tralee.
Gerry Quinn and Sarah McInerney
Gerry told of the scholarships that the Mayo Society gives to John Carroll University students each year to study in Dublin Ireland.
Below is a video of some of the speeches.
After the business part of the meeting the Murphy Irish Dancers performed.
Murphy Irish Dancers
Here are a few videos of the Murphy Irish Dancers performance at the Mayo Tea. The first two are in soft shoes and the last two are in hard shoes.
The finale, seen below, includes a portion at the end with no music - just the sound of the dancer's hard shoes.
Enjoy these images from the 2022 Mayo Society Tea.
Tom Scanlon, Gerry Quinn, Jake Boland, Ambassador Ed Crawford, Paul Downey, Jim Boland, Mike Gibbons and Diane Gibbons
Cleveland Celtic Ensemble musicians with Gerry and guests
Gerry and Nelly Quinn and Mike and Diane Gibbons
Maureen Hennessey, Sara Mcinerney, (Ohio Rose Of Tralee) and Colleen Dunne
Ed and Pat Fitzpatrick
Sean Quinn, Davy Lauver, Chantel Vandyne, Marcy Quinn,
(seated) Kevin Quinn and Nelly Quinn
Brian Day and John Luskin
Nancy Moran, Gerry Quinn, Mike Gibbons and Chris Moran
Mary Jo Connors and Margaret Sullivan Chapman
Murphy Irish Dancers
See you at the Mayo Ball in September!
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