Bringing Philadelphia's Irish Community Together.
We are a non-profit Irish American association made up of descendants of County Mayo, Ireland. The association was founded in 1905.
The association donates to a number of charities in the Philadelphia area, County Mayo, and other parts of the world. We have worked with other organizations in contributing to the construction of Knock Shrine and Knock Airport in County Mayo, the Galway Cathedral, and The Irish Memorial at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia. Over the years we have helped organizations assisting physically and mentally challenged children such as Western Care, Aras Attracta in County Mayo, and Saint John of God in Westville, New Jersey. The association's principal fundraising event is our Annual Mayo Ball held on the first Saturday in November.
Our very own John Sean McMenamin has been named the Grand Marshall of the 2019 Philadelphia Saint Patrick's Day Parade. This honor for Sean is much deserved and long overdue.
Sean is a past President of the Mayo Association of Philadelphia and our roving ambassador. It would take hours to count up the organizations Sean has led or contributed to over the years. It's no exaggeration when we say that Sean has had, and continues to have, an enormous impact on his adopted Philadelphia-area community and his native Westport-area community. Sean is a native of Killadangan and as proud a Mayo man as ever existed. He's a friend to all, from Taoiseach to recent immigrant.
We're so proud of you, Sean, and we look forward to marching with you and your beautiful family in the 2019 Philadelphia Saint Patrick's Day Parade.
Our members proudly donate their time and resources to raise funds to support various charities in the Delaware Valley area and in Ireland. Our missions has always been to strengthen communities and promote Irish heritage.
Our members can trace their lineage back to cities and towns from the East to the West of beautiful County Mayo. Many active members immigrated from Ireland and contribute to our rich association culture.
Mayo Assocation members are welcoming and understand the true meaning of Cead Mile Failte. Point your browser to our events tab to find out how to meet us in person.
Use the form below to contact us with any questions regarding the Mayo Association of Philadelphia. We'll get back to you as soon as we're able.