We’d like to share some of our memories of our day at Aras an Uachtarain with you.

We were excited to be at Aras as we queued to meet President McAleese.

Waiting to meet the President

We were each introduced to President and Senator McAleese and Peter Byrne presented the President with a copy of Stories From Charlie’s Bar.

Marie and Diane with the President and Senator McAleesePete presenting 'Stories' to President McAleese








Pete presenting 'Stories' to President McAleese









After we met President and Senator McAleese we headed into the garden to enjoy the hospitality and entertainment. Later in the afternoon President McAleese addressed the guests.

FCWG on steps at Aras

The President’s speech is reprinted on Aras an Uachtarain’s website.