Irish President visits Oval during Ulster visit

President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins is pictured with deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness, Economy Minister Simon Hamilton and Glentoran Club Chairman Stephen Henderson during a visit to Glentoran Football Club grounds The Oval.
President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins is pictured with deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness, Economy Minister Simon Hamilton and Glentoran Club Chairman Stephen Henderson during a visit to Glentoran Football Club grounds The Oval.

Irish President Michael D Higgins has visited the Glentoran Football Club grounds - The Oval - during a series of stops in Northern Ireland this weekend.

President Higgins and his wife Sabina met deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness, Economy Minister Simon Hamilton, Glentoran Club Chairman Stephen Henderson, Glentoran manager Alan Kernaghan and junior players Charlie Lindsay and Aaron Wightman during their visit.

President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins and his wife  Sabina visit  the Ulster Museum in Belfast. They are greeted by Miceal McCoy (Chairman, National Museums Northern Ireland) and Kathryn Thomson (CEO National Museums Northern Ireland) .

President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins and his wife Sabina visit the Ulster Museum in Belfast. They are greeted by Miceal McCoy (Chairman, National Museums Northern Ireland) and Kathryn Thomson (CEO National Museums Northern Ireland) .

They also visited a 1916 exhibition at the Ulster Museum in Belfast before travelling to the Corrymeela Community in Co Antrim where he addressed a Conference entitled “Living Well Together Beyond 2016”.

President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins with Kathryn Thomson (CEO, National Museums Northern Ireland) and William Blair (Head of History, National Museums Northern Ireland) during his visit to the Ulster Museum.

President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins with Kathryn Thomson (CEO, National Museums Northern Ireland) and William Blair (Head of History, National Museums Northern Ireland) during his visit to the Ulster Museum.