President Higgins to celebrate 21st birthday of Mullingar Arts Centre later

President Michael D Higgins will attend a production at Mullingar Arts Centre for the 21st anniversary of the venue’s opening.

He will mark the occasion today by attending the opening night premiere of The Valley of the Squinting Windows.

The center was officially opened by the President when he was Minister for Culture in 1998.

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A company of professional and amateur actors will use technology to bring to life Brinsley McNamara’s book of the same name.

Director of the production, Michael Scott, says it’s fantastic to see the president return to support the centre.