Saturday, October 10, 2009

State visit from Ireland next week.....

President McAleese of Ireland and her husband Dr. Martin McAleese will arrive in Luxembourg next Wednesday, 14 October, 2009 for a 2 day state visit. The Luxembourg government has released a a schedule and details of the events.

The visit comes on the invitation of The Grand Duke and The Grand Duchess. The Grand Duke and Hereditary Grand Duke will host a state dinner on Wednesday for President McAleese. Irish press reports that The Grand Duchess will be with The Grand Duke, however, the Luxembourg information indicates that it will be the Hereditary Grand Duke who is present with Henri.

The President will have a busy schedule in addition to the state dinner and welcome reception in front of the GDP. They will attend an attend an academic meeting hosted by the Mayor of Luxembourg City. She will visit St. Willibrord's Monastary in Echternach. She will give a speech on "Ireland in the EU" at Neumunster Abbey. Prime Minister Jean Claude Juncker will host President and Dr. McAleese for lunch and she will round out her visit by giving another speech at Enterprise Ireland. Additionally, President and Dr. McAleese will visit the Irish ex-pat community in Luxembourg. Afterwards there will be a reception at the Grand Theater in Luxembourg City. The visit will be closed similar to it's opening in front of the GDP.

I put the official program in a translator for you.

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