Many thanks to our friends in Co. Mayo for sharing these great photos, highlighting long-standing Philadelphia-Mayo connections.
Michael Larkin is photographed with the magnificent Pennsylvania Cup, which was presented to the Mayo Gaelic Football Team, on the occasion of their visit to Philadelphia in 1932. The copper cup was presented to Thomas Larkin, Telephone Pioneer of America, who was employed by the Bell telephone company.
The original framed certificate, conferring life membership of the Telephone Pioneers of America, was presented to T. Larkin, on the occasion of his retirement.

The Cathaoirleach (Mayor) of Mayo County Council, Councillor Al McDonnell accepts the Pennsylvania Cup, on behalf of the people of Co. Mayo, at a special ceremony in Aras an Chondae.

L. — R.  Mr. John Condon, County Secretary, Cllr. Henry Kenny, whose late father was a panel member of the 1932 team, Cllr. Al McDonnell, Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council, Mr. Pat McNicholas, Bohola and Cricklewood, London and Mr. Michael Larkin, co – ordinator of the event.
Councillors, Officials, and friends, proudly acknowledge the return of the Pennsylvania Cup to Mayo, where it will be displayed in the County Library, Castlebar.

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