Mancunia Go Green for Irish Festival

Mancunia celebrate their anniversary by turning Green for Irish Festival

Mancunia Go Green for Irish Festival

Manchester’s premier pilgrimage travel company - ‘Mancunia Travel’, which was founded in 1966 are going back to the 60’s to celebrate their 45th anniversary by re-launching their world famous retro ‘Mancunia’ bag and turning it Green for this year’s Manchester Irish Festival.

The highly collectable bags will be available for purchase for the first time ever at the company’s stall as part of the Manchester Irish Festival Market, which is being staged in Albert Square outside Manchester Town Hall.

Company director, Desmond Deignan whose Irish roots stem from Leitrim and Roscommon said “Everyone is really excited about being part of the Manchester Irish Festival, which is Europe’s biggest Irish Festival outside of the Emerald Isle. Our company was founded by Monica Byrne most of the staff have Irish roots (Galway, Roscommon, Limerick and Donegal), so we thought it was an ideal opportunity to celebrate our anniversary at the festival! As well as turning our famous bags green, we will be turning the company website green as well for the festival’s duration.”

Festival Press office Tony Hennigan said “It is great to have a travel company such as ‘Mancunia’ involved in this year’s market to promote tourism in places like the holy shrine at Knock in the West of Ireland. There are a number of companies involved in promoting Tourism in Ireland at this year’s festival such Mayo County Council, Flybe, Ireland West Airport Knock and Discover Ireland. It also coincides with the festival Manchester-Mayo weekend which is highlighting Tourism in the West of Ireland”

Mancunia will be launching the bags and a chance to win free flights and accommodation at Knock, courtesy of Flybe and the Knock House Hotel, at their stall at this year’s Manchester Irish Festival Market. The popular market attracts over 100,000 visitors to Albert Square in the city centre when it is staged for the St Patrick’s Day Parade weekend. The market starts on Thursday 8th March and runs through to the Parade Day on Sunday 11th March. It features a whole host of tourism stalls and Irish crafts and goods, as well as Festival Entertainment marquee and licensed bar.

For more information log onto www.manchesteririshfestival.co.uk