Dublin, Ireland

23 September 2017

On Saturday 23 September 2017, at Balbriggan Men’s Shed, Dublin, the Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Chairman of the Irish Men’s Sheds Association, Mr George Kelly, viewed the facilities and met with members of the shed.

In the afternoon, at Malahide Castle and Gardens, Dublin, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Mayor of Fingal, Councillor Mary McCamley, participated in a tour of the castle gardens and planted an Australian native Antarctic Beech tree in the Australasian Gardens.

In the evening, at The CHQ building, Dublin, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the manager of the Irish Banshees Australian Football League team, Mr Pat Leavy, met with players and staff. The Irish Banshees are the current World Champions after winning the International Cup held in Melbourne, Australia in August 2017.

Afterwards, at EPIC Ireland, Dublin, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Head of Operations, Ms Karen Keogh, conducted a tour of EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum.

Later, at The CHQ building, Dublin, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Ambassador to the Republic of Ireland, His Excellency Mr Richard Andrews, attended an “Australia Calling” reception where the Governor-General presented a prize to the 275,000th Irish Working Holiday Maker recipient.