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9 reasons why Mayo totally deserves its own day

Happy Mayo Day, everyone!


It’s a global celebration organised by created to allow Mayo diaspora from all over the world to celebrate all things Mayo.

And so, in honour of Mayo Day, we decided to round up 9 reasons why Mayo might just be the best little county in Ireland.

1. The Mayo massif is REAL

Kenya Great Lakes Summit Source: Ben Curtis

Companies create more than 200 jobs Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images

Enda Kenny, Mary Robinson, Sabina Higgins — Mayo people totally rule the roost around here.

Don’t mess with ‘em.

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2. They’ve got Dave Grohl in their corner

Tweet by @Mayo GAA Source: Mayo GAA/Twitter

Kerry can’t claim that kind of support, can they?

3. In fact, they’re probably the only county that could inspire a whole nation to rally around them in an All Ireland

Tweet by @Amy O'Sullivan Source: Amy O'Sullivan/Twitter

Ireland <3 Mayo

4. And their persistence knows no bounds

Tweet by @Padraig Brogan Source: Padraig Brogan/Twitter

5. They’re sensitive to wildlife…

Tweet by @Philippe Sibelly Source: Philippe Sibelly/Twitter

6. It’s home to Croagh Patrick

mayo Source: Mark Waters/Flickr

7. Seriously, where else would you get views like this?

Tweet by @joe freeley Source: joe freeley/Twitter

8. And where would you get the likes of this?

Tweet by @Tourisme Irlandais Source: Tourisme Irlandais/Twitter

9. Did we mention that Inishturk just so happens to be home to the greatest GAA pitch on the planet?

Tweet by @Laurence Mackin Source: Laurence Mackin/Twitter

10. Niagara Falls turned red and green in its honour!

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Case closed.

Happy Mayo Day, everyone!

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Amy O'Connor

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