BELGIAN AMBASSADOR WELCOMES VISITORS FROM GEEL TO DUBLIN

19 May 2017 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Michael Fisher

Belgium’s Ambassador to Ireland hosted a reception at his residence last Thursday for a group of visitors from Geel, a city in the province of Antwerp. They flew in from Brussels and were given a short tour of Dublin city centre on their way to the embassy.

Their route took them past Croke Park and the GPO in O’Connell Street, as well as Raglan Road in Ballsbridge, where the link with Monaghan poet Patrick Kavanagh was explained.

The Belgians were on their way to County Monaghan to celebrate 25 years of twinning between Tydavnet and Geel. The connection is through the story of St Dympna (Tigh Damhnait means Dympna’s house). Some groups have …
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