President Higgins to officiate at two Limerick events

President Higgins will have a bust day in Limerick tomorrow.

PRESIDENT Michael D Higgins will visit Mary Immaculate College (MIC) in Limerick tomorrow when he will officiate at two very special events.

At 2pm he will present the McCauley Medal, which is the highest award that can be bestowed by MIC,  to Fr Peter McVerry in recognition of his social justice activism.

Previous recipients include the late Eunice Kennedy Shriver in recognition of her outstanding work in establishing the Special Olympics and German/Irish artist Imogen Stuart RHA in recognition of her significant contribution to the arts in Ireland.

Ms Stuart, who is one of Ireland’s foremost sculptors, will also feature in the second event which will see President Higgins officially open her latest exhibition ‘IMOGEN STUART – In Her Hands’ .

The exhibition, which will be attended by Ms Stuart, will take place in the recently renovated John Henry Newman Chapel and will feature over 40 pieces by the artist. It is her first public sole exhibition in over a decade and, given that she is now 95 years of age, it may well be her last.

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