Former President of Ireland Mary McAleese and her husband Martin will be guests of honour at Kilkenny Castle this Friday evening, at a special dinner hosted by Paul Smithwick.
Ms McAleese will be celebrating her birthday on the occasion. Dignitaries from Ireland and the UK will gather in the castle’s famous Long Gallery for a reception.
Among those in attendance at the exclusive bash will be the Duke of Abercorn, as well as members of the British House of Lords.
The evening will also see the launch of Kilkenny’s World War I memorial project.