PRESIDENT OF IRELAND TO HOST VOLVO ARRIVALS PARTYJuly 3, 2012 - 1:55pm
President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, will host the arrival ceremony for the Volvo Ocean race fleet in the city tonight.
The President, will be accompanied by his wife Sabina, to formally welcome the teams to Galway on the main stage at the race village in the Docks at 8pm.
A host of dignataries including Mayor of Galway Terry O'Flaherty, the South African Ambassador to Ireland Jeremiah Ndou, and Chinese Ambassador to Ireland Luo Linquan are also attending the ceremony.
Thousands of people are expected to turn up and welcome the race skippers, crews and families to Galway.