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Áras an Uachtaráin transformed into a winter wonderland yesterday for the official switching on of the Christmas lights.
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“We continue to write the story of Christmas, with new members of families and friends, sharing and continuing the stories that started with our parents and grandparents and will continue to be written by our children and their children.” Ag ceann amháin de na himeachtaí sin, a tharlaíonn gach bliain ag tús mhí na Nollag, cuireann an tUachtarán Ó hUigínn agus a bhean Saidbhín fáilte roimh na gcéadta teaghlach chuig an Áras chun a bheith i láthair nuair a chastar air soilse na Nollag go hoifigiúil. www.president.ie
Giving the décor a festive upgrade, guests were treated to a twinkling display of fairy lights, reindeer toys, teddy bears and even a special appearance from Santa himself.
Complete with a horse and sleigh, provided by the Walkinstown Association for People with an Intellectual Disability, it was a magical day out for all.
An annual event, each year President Higgins and his wife Sabina welcome hundreds of specially invited families to join them in the celebrations.
Inviting in 100 children and their carers, this year also saw the likes of Hozier pop in for a visit.
Posing for a photo with Miggeldy and Sabina, I think it’s now safe to say that they’re all best friends.
People couldn’t seem to get over the very noticeable height difference with one amused onlooker commenting “No way, @Hozier is exactly two Michael D Higgins’”.
— Jimbo (@jimbosmyname) December 7, 2019
A far better method of measuring height than the metric system if you ask me.
Hozier and Michael D, friends forever.