Mayo is a beautiful county, full of majestic cliffs and pristine beaches.
But as great as the scenery is, the craic is even better.
Here are seven reasons why Mayo people are the greatest.
1. They never give up
The Mayo GAA team may fall at the last hurdle time and time again, but the fans will never stop supporting them.
2. They go all out
It’s not enough to just cheer for Mayo, they have to paint their houses, cars, sheep and children red and green.
3. They have their own language
Shtop the lights.
Are you even from ballina if you don’t say “like” after every sentence, “wahu” instead of hello and “nix” Is yer reply to everything
— De Na (@Ballinashams) October 21, 2017
4. They’re true foodies
Every Mayo person knows Supermacs is the best takeaway by a mile.
There’s nothing quite like the smell of snack boxes on the Dublin to Westport train.
Crisis in ballinalack supermacs, heaps of mayo fans here but they’ve ran out of snack boxes ???? I’ll update on the ensuing riot
— Niall Leyden (@NiallLeyden) August 26, 2017
5. They have great taste in music
All together now: “WE’RE THE JOYCE COUNTRY, CEILI BAND…”
6. They know hard work
For many Mayo people, there’s no escaping helping out on the bog in the summer, and they have the farmers’ tans and strong arms to show for it.
Good morning all, 6yo to GAA then off to bog to foot turf, traditional #Mayo Saturday, may even buy red lemonade
— Mark Stephens (@architectmark) June 19, 2010
7. And they’re very charming
How else would they get the likes of Dave Grohl and Chris O’Dowd on the #mayo4sam bandwagon?
image: Aideen Murray