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President and Sabina Higgins address the Eugene O’Neill Society Gala Dinner

Friday, 21st July, 2017

Time: 18:00

Location: NUIG, Co. Galway

On Friday 21 July, President Higgins addressed the Eugene O’Neill Society’s international conference in Galway, and his wife Sabina read from ‘A Touch of the Poet’.

The President has expressed his appreciation of the work of the American playwright on many previous occasions, saying his plays reflect the great themes of both Irish and American theatre: migration and the use and abuse of memory.

You can read, or listen to, the President's speech by clicking on the links below.

 

 

(See also this speech from June 2015:
http://www.president.ie/en/media-library/speeches/handbook-of-the-irish-revival-an-abundance-of-riches-and-some-lessons-for-o)