SPECIAL REPORT: President Higgins overwhelmed at welcome to the North West

Hundreds of people greeted President Michael D Higgins today as he visted Leitrim and Sligo.

This morning President Higgins visited Gaelscoil Chluainin in Manorhamilton, while in the afternoon he was at the Mercy College in Sligo.

This evening he is currently in Balliosadare where a bridge is officially being named after a local 1916 patriot.

Barry Whyte reports: