President Higgins becomes 28th Freeman of GalwayFriday 11 May 2012 23.39
President Michael D Higgins became the 28th Freeman of Galway at a ceremony held in the city earlier this evening.
Mayor of Galway, Councillor Hildegarde Naughton, presented the President with the Scroll of Freedom.
She praised his outstanding contribution to the academic, cultural and artistic life of the city and his personal drive towards hope and solidarity.
The event took place six months to the day since the Presidential inauguration.