President receives Patrons from the National Concert Hall

Mon 13th May, 2019 | 14:30
location: (Dublin) Áras an Uachtaráin

(Dublin) Áras an Uachtaráin

Monday, 13th May, 2019

President receives Patrons from the National Concert Hall

President Higgins received a group of Patrons and supporters of the National Concert Hall, an organisation of which the President is honorary Patron.

President and Sabina Higgins are regular attenders at concerts and events at the National Concert Hall, the organisation that, Under the National Cultural Institutions (National Concert Hall) Act 2015 is the statutory body charged with establishing both the national venue for music performance and promoting music as an integral part of Irish life. 

Creativity and the importance of art is a core theme to the work of President Michael D. Higgins. The President has consistently highlighted the role of art and creativity in the promotion of critical and independent thought, saying that music, drama, art, literature and film help us understand the meaning of love, or death, or war, or ambition: “The arts are central to cultural identity and to the creation of a shared future based on a common heritage.”