Ambassador Ó Riain visited Banská Bystrica
News17 April 2018
Ambassador Ó Riain meeting with Governor Lunter, Banská Bystrica
Ambassador Ó Riain visited Banská Bystrica on the 17th of April, her first visit to the region since arriving in Slovakia. In her meetings with Mayor Nosko and Governor Lunter, Ambassador Ó Riain discussed strengthening ties between Ireland and the region, particularly through tourism, education and "people to people" contacts.
Meeting with representatives of Matej Bel University.
Ambassador Ó Riain also met with representatives of Matej Bel University and the first Irish Studies Department in a Slovak University, and discussed their links with University College Cork. Professor Pádraig Ó Riain and Dr Dagmar Ó Riain-Raedel gave an interesting lecture to the students of the Irish and British Studies Departments entitled "Ireland and Europe: language, religion, culture and adventure".
Ambassador Ó Riain meeting Mayor Nosko, Banská Bystrica.