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Thousands get into the spirit as Dalai Lama visits

Fergus Black

Published 12/04/2011 | 05:00

THOUSANDS of people are expected at events in Dublin and Limerick when the spiritual leader of Tibet, the Dalai Lama, arrives today on his first visit in 20 years.

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The Nobel Peace Laureate will take part in a series of events for the social change initiative 'Possibilities 2011'.

Public engagements during his low-key visit will begin tomorrow when he visits Kildare.

Later, in Dublin, he will speak at a civic summit at Citywest Hotel. Among the speakers will be former President and ex-UN Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson.

The Dalai Lama will also visit the University of Limerick on Thursday to address an audience of 3,000.

The two-hour event has been organised in conjunction with the Children in Crossfire organisation, which was established by Richard Moore, a long-time friend of the Nobel Laureate.

The Irish Chamber Orchestra's youth chorus will perform a new song especially written for the visit, while other performers will include the Monks of Glenstal Abbey.

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