SABINA Higgins will be guest of honour at Waterford Country Fair on Sunday, June 9.
The President’s wife is expected to spend several hours on the site, watching the Cossack show, equestrian events and the pet dog show and mingling with fair-goers and the many exhibitors. The actress and political activist will arrive on site around lunchtime.
IMMRAMA: Thousands of visitors are expected in Lismore for the 17th annual Immrama Festival of Travel from June 12 to 16
Travel writers Neil Oliver, Sarah Outen, Rosita Boland, Lerato Morgalathe, Robyn Rowland and Charlie Piggott will explore the theme of ‘Extraordinary Adventures’.
The festival will open with a screening of the documentary ‘Congo – An Irish Affair; a study of the Irish-led 1961 UN peacekeeping mission to Katanga, a province that wanted to break away from the newly independent Congo.
Two Irishmen were key decision makers in the country during that time, Gen. Seán McKeown, commander of the UN military force and Irish diplomat, Conor Cruise O’Brien, the UN’s civil representative in Katanga.