Open Day at Farmleigh to celebrate 50 years of European Unity
On Sunday 8 July, the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Office of Public Works will host a family fun day in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Treaties of Rome. The event will be held at the Farmleigh Estate, in the north-west corner of the
A major feature of the day will be the ‘EU village’ which will offer a variety of cultural and culinary experiences from all the Member States of the European Union. At 2.30pm the Army no 1 band will lead a gala parade along the avenue, followed by the Arcana performers. Other events include performances by Ballet Ireland, an EU Quiz Trail (12pm-3pm), Irish and European live music in the pleasure grounds, troubadours and mime artists, children’s entertainment and food markets.
The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Dermot Ahern, T.D., said
The EU50 Family Day at Farmleigh is intended to be a lively, enjoyable celebration of 50 years of European amity and cooperation. It is especially important to involve our young people in these celebrations and to promote greater awareness of
Background: The Treaties of Rome, 1957 are the founding treaties of the European Union. The 50th anniversary of the Treaties is being marked in
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