The Hungarian Ambassador to Ireland, Mr István Pálffy paid a visit to Cavan on Monday, making a visit to Cavan County Museum in Ballyjamesduff before being hosted at a reception in Cavan Courthouse by Cavan County Council.
Published on: 06 Feb 2018
During his visit, Mr Pálffy noted the long-standing links between Ireland and Hungary, which included Hungary’s influence on pre-Independence Irish politics. Prior to founding the Sinn Féin party, former M.P. for Cavan Arthur Griffith wrote a book called ‘The Resurrection of Hungary’ which explored the possibility of achieving a dual-monarchy with Britain.
While visiting Cavan County Museum, Mr Pálffy was shown Arthur Griffith’s personal protection revolver, which is on display there, and toured the World War One Trench Experience, where he spoke of his own family’s military history.
Cathaoirleach of Cavan County Council, Cllr Paddy McDonald, and Cavan County Council Director of Service, Mr Joe McLoughlin then welcomed Mr Pálffy to Cavan Courthouse where he was presented with a hamper of goods from County Cavan and the Marble Arch Caves Geopark, including Drummully Boxty, Coole Swan, Áine Handmade Chocolate, Moran’s Mega Jam, Erin Grove Preserve, Corleggy Cheese, Charlene’s Wholesome Pantry, Scott’s Irish Cider, Beneficial Day Cream, Ó Cléirigh Beer, Inish Mac Saint Beer and a Cavan ‘hoodie’.