Manchester Irish Festival meets Calum Best in Mayo

Manchester Irish Festival meets Calum Best in Mayo Manchester Irish Festival meets Calum Best in MayoManchester Irish Festival meets Calum Best in MayoManchester Irish Festival meets Calum Best in Mayo

Manchester Irish Festival meets Calum Best in Mayo

Lawrence Hennigan from the Manchester Irish Festival got the surprise of his life when he popped into Cruisers bar in Foxford and bumped into Calum Best - the son of the famous Manchester United Footballer -George Best.

Lawrence was in Mayo meeting different people about a proposed Manchester-Mayo Gathering in 2013. "It was great to meet Calum, I told him how I had met his Dad at the Midland Hotel in Manchester, which was the same venue that Tourism Minister - Michael Ring TD launched the Gathering project from. I remember George asking Miss World to 'budge up' so I could sit down and have a chat with him, his son offered me the same warm hospitality during our brief meeting."

Calum was filming 'Celebrity Bannisteoir' for RTE 1, where he manages local Gaelic Football team 'Moy Davitts'. He was filmed chatting to Neil Cruise the landlord of Cruisers and sponsor of the 'Moy Davitt' club. Neil and his wife Carmel both coach teams at the Club. In her interview with Calum best, Calum was telling Carmel that the only thing he was finding difficult was the flying back and forth to the UK.

Calum when interviewed about how the filming for the TV series was going, he spoke about how welcoming Foxford and the club had been and that he was really enjoying himself in Mayo.

The TV series featuring 'Moy Davitts' will be screened on the first and second Sunday in September at 6pm.on RTE 1.