Journey Visit Áras an Uachtaráin

13th December 2023
Posted in: Design, News

Just last month, myself and our Managing Director Eddie received a very exciting invitation to visit the one and only President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins.

Journey are very proud to have been working with the Office of the President since 2015 on various print projects, such as reports, seasonal greeting cards, books of speeches among other items.

The reason for the invitation on this day was to attend the launch of Machnamh 100, Centenary Reflections, Volumes 1 and 2 – a publication containing the speeches and discussions from the President’s Machnamh 100, commemorations series.

Here’s an extract taken from the official President’s website explaining this series in greater detail:

The term “Machnamh” is an ancient Irish concept encompassing reflection, contemplation, meditation and thought. Between December 2020 and November 2022, President Michael D. Higgins hosted a series of six seminars at Áras an Uachtaráin inviting reflections on the War of Independence, the Treaty Negotiations, the Civil War and Partition. At the invitation of President Higgins, Dr John Bowman, Historian and Broadcaster, chaired each of the six seminars.

The full set of six seminars is now available to the public to read here Volume 1 and Volume 2

It was a true honour to finally meet the staff in the Áras to whom we would work with on these projects along with the President himself and his wife Sabina who were an absolute pleasure.

We look forward to many more years of working on projects such as this in the future for our President.


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James Walsh

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