|Meeting the President - local Labour Councillors and wives!|
(Dan McGrath photographer)
|The Tricolour flying over the Castle|
|Lismore Castle Courtyard|
|Jan presenting the Immrama Book to the President|
It was a beautiful balmy evening, with cloudless skies as we entered the castle grounds via the Greenroad, or the tradesmen's entrance round the back where the old sawmills once whirred and where locals could go to buy vegetables from the head gardener back in my childhood days, David Montgomery, a taciturn Welshman, long deceased. I used to go there with my mother to get lovely early salad and veggies from the Paxton greenhouse which is now sadly defunct, awaiting a substantial grant-aid to restore it to its former glory.
|Jan sharing a laugh with the President|
|Me and Ann Hanley with Sabina Higgins|
|President and Sabina Higgins with Robert O'Byrne, art critic|
Altogether it was a very pleasant evening and we are delighted that Lismore featured on the Presidential itinerary, and maybe Michael D will make it back here another day. Meanwhile enjoy the photos and share the event with us all!
|The guests at the reception for the President|