Ballina mural of Joe Biden showcased to 10m US viewers

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Ballina has been showcased to over 10 million viewers in the US after a major news network decided to run a story covering a mural in the Co Mayo town of US presidential candidate Joe Biden.

The mural was installed in recognition of Mr Biden's Irish roots – his great, great, great grandfather, Edward Blewitt, emigrated to the US from Ballina over 160 years ago, according to the Western People.

International news network, NBC News aired a segment with footage from local company Suas Drones, showing off the town and surrounding areas of north Mayo.

Local councillor Mark Duffy said of the segment: “Ballina is on the map to the over 10 million followers of NBC News. Well done to everyone involved including Suas Drones for capturing the brilliant footage of Ballina.”

In 2016, Mr Biden visited Ireland, spending some time in Co Mayo during his visit.

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The video of the news segment can be viewed here.

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