Geraldine Byrne Nason, Ireland’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, is to receive the Freedom of Drogheda at a ceremony in the town later this week.
Ambassador Byrne Nason will have the Freedom of Drogheda bestowed on her by Mayor Paul Bell on behalf of the Borough District of Drogheda at an event at Our Lady’s College Greenhills on Friday evening at 6pm.
During the ceremony, Mayor Bell will present Ms Byrne Nason with a framed Freedom of Drogheda citation and she will sign the Freedom Book.
The Ambassador will become the 35th recipient of the Freedom of Drogheda, with previous awardees including President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, former President of Ireland Mary Robinson, SDLP leader John Hume, former deputy first minister of Northern Ireland Seamus Mallon and Pope John Paul II.
Ms Byrne Nason was born in Drogheda and attended Our Lady’s College in Greenhills before embarking on her third level education at Maynooth University. Previously Ireland’s Ambassador to France and Morocco, she was appointed as Ireland’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in 2017 by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.