Sunday 20 August 2017

Pictured: President Michael D Higgins casually chatting to a man and his pet parrot

Michael D Higgins. Photo: Mark Condren
Michael D Higgins. Photo: Mark Condren
Amy Molloy

Amy Molloy

President Michael D Higgins will host Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall at a private dinner tonight, but when he's not mingling with the Royals, he can be spotted chatting to parrots.

Michael D Higgins was recently out for a stroll on the promenade in Salthill, Co Galway when he was pictured having a casual chat with a man and his pet parrot.

The picture was taken by Noel McDonagh from Bohermore, who had been out for dinner with his girlfriend.

Ireland's president is known to pop up in random environments.

Last month, a video of him joyously celebrating a last gasp winner by Galway United in the League of Ireland also went viral.

While in 2014, a picture of him queueing to use an ATM also made headlines.

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