Local boy meets a hero!

Oisin Corrigan with his friend Dan Moran presenting his piece of art to the President and getting a large hug in while in the moment!. Photo courtesy of Ann Lane

Eight year old Oisin Corrigan wrote to the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, one year ago to tell him that his ambition (when he grows up) is to be the President of Ireland and his best friend, Dan Moran, will be the Army Chief of Staff.

Oisin’s father Derek helped him send the letter. Initially they heard nothing, until Oisin’s birthday this year. when they received an invitation to the Garden Party at Aras an Uachtarain! Oisin got on so well with President Higgins when they met, that he was even able to give him a big hug.
Oisin and family live in Bremen Avenue, Ringsend. Oisin and his friend Dan Moran both attend Star of the Sea National School.

Oisin’s father Derek said: “It was a fantastic family day to remember. President Higgins and his wife Sabina were most welcoming to everyone. The boys enjoyed every moment there.”