Louth County Council Bestows Freedom of County Louth on The US Vice President Joe Biden

It was a historic occasion on Saturday 25th June when Louth Co Council bestowed the first Honorary Freedom of the County upon the visiting Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden.

The centrepiece of his visit to Louth was a presentation ceremony in Carlingford Heritage Centre where Council Cathaoirleach Paul Bell presented the Vice President with the Honorary Freedom of the County.

Speaking after the ceremony, Patricia Morrissey said: “It is certainly been an honour to show the history of the area to one of Cooley Peninsula’s most famous sons. He told me that it means a great deal for him to visit Ireland”.

The Heritage Centre, a restored Medieval Church, is located in the centre of the town. The present church is the result of extensive renovations carried out in 1804 and it stands on a strategic height overlooking Carlingford and the harbour.



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