Councillors at yesterday's Ballina Municipal District Meeting agreed to officially invite US President Elect Joe Biden to revisit his ancestral homeplace of Ballina following his inauguration.

Cllr Seamus Weir, Cathaoirleach of the Ballina Municipal District, proposed the state visit and suggested that it should coincide with the planned celebrations of Ballina’s 300th anniversary in 2023.

Mr Biden’s great, great, great grandfather, Edward Blewitt, was from Garden St in Ballina and emigrated to the USA in Famine times.

Cllr Weir has been telling Midwest News that the President Elect’s Mayo connections will be very important to Ballina from an economic point of view.

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