“You are in the elements; one tiny speck’ – Mayo is the stunning training ground of triathlete Maeve Gallagher

“I am proud to say that I come from this small country on the edge of Europe.”

o says triathlete Maeve Gallagher in a new video showcasing the luscious landscapes surrounding Co Mayo.


Maeve Gallagher trains in Co Mayo. Photo: Michael McLaughlin

“You’re just in the elements, a tiny speck.”

Gallagher, 22, is an elite national triathlon champion and the latest local athlete to be featured by Mayo County Council in a series of videos highlighting its athletes’ pride in their district.

The video, shot by Cut Media, shows them taking a dip in Callow Lake near Swinford, cycling along the Clew Bay shoreline and jogging the Great Western Greenway.

Other videos featured kitesurfer Francois Colussi, triathlete Con Doherty and GAA stars Aidan O’Shea, Lee Keegan and Colm Boyle.

Videos, reels and social media images are becoming increasingly important for tourism marketing and travel inspiration.

This one also comes as The Banshees by InisherinFilmed largely on Achill Island, Co Mayo has catapulted into the Hollywood spotlight.

Other filming locations see Gallagher in Wild Nephin, crossing the suspension bridge at Tarsaghaun on the Bangor Trail and relaxing with her family on the sandy beach at Bertra near Murrisk, overlooked by Croagh Patrick.

“Your invitation is for everyone to come to Mayo and experience it for yourself,” says Mayo County Council (mayo.ie) says.

https://www.independent.ie/life/travel/travel-news/youre-in-the-elements-one-tiny-speck-mayo-is-triathlete-maeve-gallaghers-stunning-training-ground-42326768.html “You are in the elements; one tiny speck’ – Mayo is the stunning training ground of triathlete Maeve Gallagher

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