Dan Mulhall, Ireland’s 18th Ambassador to the United States, will visit the Cook Memorial Library on Saturday, July 20 at 4:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public and will be followed by tea and snacks, offering an opportunity to meet the Ambassador in person.
The Ambassador will discuss U.S.-Ireland relations, particularly in light of the British decision to leave the European Union which raises the threat of a militarized border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
The Ambassador, who was interviewed by USA Today about his daily tweets of Irish poetry, will also read from Windharp, a collection of Irish poetry written since 1916, the year of the Easter Rising.
Before his appointment to the United States, Ambassador Mulhall served as Ireland’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom, to Germany, India, Malaysia and Vietnam.