Irish Expat Mary Tasci was jetted back to Ireland last wek for this year’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrations courtesy of MACE’s ‘Gather em Home’ competition, in which the community retailer selected four lucky winners from around the world to celebrate the holiday with family and friends in Ireland.
Mary Tasci, who has lived in Ottawa with her family for the past 30 years but is originally from Dundalk, was nominated for the prize by her niece Sinead O’Callaghan who said her aunt, having missed two family weddings last year, would love to come home for a family reunion which will see relatives fly in from all over the world for St. Patrick’s Day.
Congratulating the winners Alex Banahan, Sales Director, MACE said “We are delighted to bring Mary home to Ireland this St. Patrick’s Day to celebrate the national holiday with her family and friends. Our “Gather em Home” competition is one way in which we’re supporting the year long Gathering Celebration, because as a local community retailer we feel the initiative is very important to our reputation and economy”.
Mary Tasci said: “I’m over the moon to be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at home with my closest family and friends, whom I haven’t seen for three years. I would like to thank MACE for their generosity and of course my wonderful niece Sinead, for entering me in the first place”.
To enter the competition, MACE shoppers were required to collect tokens in their local store and complete an entry form detailing why their relative or friend should be brought home. There are 18 MACE stores in Co. Louth with MACE Dublin Road in Dundalk being the local store of the winner