Mercyhurst welcomes Irish guests

A delegation of government officials from Dungarvan, IE, will on campus Thursday, Sept. 29, as guests of the college. The group is visiting Erie at the invitation of Mayor Joseph Sinnott.

Mercyhurst has chosen to extend its hospitality due to the longstanding and productive relationship the college enjoys with the Town of Dungarvan. For the past couple years, Mercyhurst students and faculty have spent a full term of study in Dungarvan. The town is also the host site for the Global Intelligence Forum, organized by the college’s intelligence studies department.

The Dungarvan entourage will be feted at a reception Thursday from 4 to 5 p.m. in Mercy Heritage Room, according to Dr. Heidi Hosey, who is facilitating the delegation’s Mercyhurst visit. She said the college community is welcome.

Mercyhurst President Dr. Tom Gamble will host a private dinner for the Dungarvan guests, to be followed by a choir concert directed by Rebecca Ryan in Christ the King Chapel at 8:30 p.m. The latter function is also open to the college community.

Visitors from Ireland include:
Teresa Wright, Town Mayor
Cllr. Ann Marie Rossiter
Cllr. Damien Geoghegan
Cllr. Tom Higgins
Joe O’Flaherty, Town Clerk
Fearghal Reidy, Economic Development Officer
Tom Keith, Visit Coordinator, and his wife, Carmel
Peter Jones, Sports Coordinator
Joe Moynihan, Principal, St. Augustine’s College
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