Ireland President Michael D. Higgins Visits Chicago

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The Galway Committee of CSCI was honored to host an intimate lunch with His Excellency Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland; First Lady Sabina Higgins; Her Excellency Anne Anderson, Ambassador of Ireland to the United States; and the Honorable Aidan Cronin, Consul General of Ireland in Chicago on May 11, 2014 at Henri.

During President Higgins’ Midwest trip, he delivered the commencement address at his alma mater Indiana University; met with Mayor Rahm Emanuel; visited Gaelic Park, the Irish Heritage Cultural Center, the Art Institute of Chicago (where Ireland on a World Stage, 1690–1840, will be on exhibit in 2015); and spoke at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

Read President Higgins’ speech at the CSCI event.