President Michael D. Higgins to attend ceremony in Ballisodare

The president of Ireland Michael D Higgins is to visit Ballisodare, Co Sligo, next April.

He will arrive on the afternoon of Friday April 20 for a ceremony marking the official naming of Martin Savage Bridge in the village.

A letter from Aras an Uachtarain confirming the President’s acceptance of the invitation to come to Ballisodare was read out at a meeting of Sligo County Council this afternoon.

Sinn Fein Councillor Thomas Healy told Ocean FM News it will be a very special occasion for Ballisodare and the Sligo area.