Ballina was mentioned by US President Joe Biden yesterday in his St Patrick’s Day meeting with Micheál Martin.
Both leaders met for an hour and 20 minutes and discussed a range of topics.
To hear Ballina spoken of so warmly in the White House was wonderful, according to the Cathaoirleach of Ballina Municipal District, Seamus Weir.
Ballina Municipal District has already linked up with the US council of Scranton Pennsylvania, the birthplace of Joe Biden, to entice the US President to visit Ballina during his presidency.
Independent cllr Seamus Weir gave his reaction to Midwest News Editor Teresa O'Malley today on what it was like to hear the north Mayo capital spoken of in the White House