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Book of Condolence presented to French Ambassador at the appointment of new French Consul to Galway.

Feb 5, 2015

Book of Condolence presented to French Ambassador at the appointment of new French Consul to Galway.

The Mayor of Galway Cllr. Donal Lyons presented a Book of Condolences to the Ambassador of France to Ireland, His Excellency Jean-Pierre Thébault at a ceremony in Galway City Museum this afternoon (Thursday, February 5th). The presentation took place at a reception to mark the official appointment of the new honorary French Consul to Galway, Ms. Catherine Gagneux.

Following last months atrocities in Paris, Galway City Council opened a Book of Condolences at City Hall. In the wake of those three days of violence in the French capital, a minute's silence in memory of the victims was observed at the subsequent Galway City Council meeting. The presentation of the Book of Condolences signified the solidarity of the citizens of Galway with the French nation in their stance against terrorism.

The Mayor welcomed Ms. Catherine Gagneux, the new honorary French Consul to Galway, congratulated her on her official appointment and spoke of the close Celtic connections that exist between Galway and its twinned city of Lorient in France.

Pictured above: Cllr. Donal Lyons, Galway City Mayor and Ms. Catherine Gagneux, the French Consule Honoraire to Galway signing the Book of Condolence at City Hall, Galway.