Michael marches in Humbert's footsteps
Published 28/06/2014 | 02:30
The generalissmo of Westport, Michael Ring, made an incursion into the nearby town of Ballina last night, at the head of his own army.
The junior sports and tourism minister was overseeing a military re-enactment as part of the 'In Humbert's Footsteps Festival', honouring French General Jean Joseph Amable Humbert's military campaign in Mayo in August 1798 – a date since known as The Year of the French.
And rumour has it that Mayo's finest was practising taking military salutes and parades, in case he gets the nod for the vacant post of Minister for Defence in the upcoming reshuffle.