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DONEGAL STUDENT’S INVITATION TO PRESIDENT BACKFIRES IN WONDERFUL FASHION!

first_imgPictured during the recent visit to Aras an Uachtarain are Michael Coll, Sabina Higgins, President Michael D Higgins and Declan Coll.A young student’s invitation to President Michael D Higgins to visit him in Donegal has backfired in a wonderful way!Declan Coll, a 16 year old PCC student from Ballina, Falcarragh, thought it would be a nice idea to invite the President to our county.The idea came to Declan after he a story about an American student who had written a request to President Obama asking him to visit his school. Declan figured it was time the President came to our neck of the woods, so he wrote to him asking if he would like to visit his school Pobalscoil Chloch Ceann Fhaola in Falcarragh.But due to his busy schedule, the President had to decline the invitation.However the President did the next best thing and invited Declan and a guest to attend his Garden Party at Áras an Uachtaráin on the 12th July.Declan and his father Michael traveled to Áras an Uachtaráin where he shook hands with and spoke with President Higgins. When asked what the conversation was about, Declan just smiles and says, “I told him to keep the seat warm for me as I intend to take over his position in the future.”Declan and Michael ended their day at the tea party, followed by a tour of Áras an Uachtaráin.“That was an experience I’ll never forget,” said Declan, “I wonder who I can write to next……?” DONEGAL STUDENT’S INVITATION TO PRESIDENT BACKFIRES IN WONDERFUL FASHION! was last modified: July 24th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Declan ColldonegalFalcarraghPresident Michael D Higginslast_img

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