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Monday 20 August 2018

Hungarian ambassador pays a visit

Chairman Wexford Co. Council, Cllr. Keith Doyle; Hungarian Ambassador István S. Pálffy and Cllr. Willie Kavanagh, chairman Enniscorthy Municipal District
Chairman Wexford Co. Council, Cllr. Keith Doyle; Hungarian Ambassador István S. Pálffy and Cllr. Willie Kavanagh, chairman Enniscorthy Municipal District

Pádraig Byrne

The red carpet was rolled out at Enniscorthy Castle recently as a civic reception was hosted for Hungarian Ambassador Mr Istvan S Palffy. Chairman of Enniscorthy Municipal District, Cllr Willie Kavanagh, welcomed Mr Palffy to the castle after he had been brought on a quick tour of the town by County Council Chairman Cllr Keith Doyle.

Cllr Kavanagh said it was an absolute pleasure to be able to show the Ambassador around the castle and impressed upon him how the town and district of Enniscorthy is steeped in history. 'As you walk through the building, you will be able to take in the views of our town, the River Slaney and the historically significant Vinegar Hill, the site of the 1798 battle,' he pointed out.

The Chairman stated that Enniscorthy is proud of its past and is looking forward to an exciting future. He highlighted the many economic and infrastructure projects planned over the next three years for the town, including the bypass, flood defence scheme, new business park and Templeshannon regeneration project.

Mr Palffy said it was an honour to visit Enniscorthy, describing it as a 'beautiful town'. He said he was struck by the heritage and architectural buildings, including the 'majestic' Enniscorthy Castle and vowed to endeavour to strengthen ties of economic co-operation between his home country and County Wexford, the Arts being of particular interest. Enniscorthy Vocational College student Conor Kenny performed a variety of tunes on the tin whistle for the Ambassador, which he greatly enjoyed and he said that he hopes to return to Enniscorthy again soon.

Enniscorthy Guardian

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