Irish President Michael D. Higgins to address United Nations, attend high-level meetings, attend Irish Arts Center concert and visit the Rockland GAA facility among other appointments.

Irish President Michael D. Higgins will spend five days in New York next week, starting on Tuesday, to participate in a number of UN and Irish community events.

The president will spend Tuesday the 24th at the UN, taking part in high level meetings on peace building and sustaining peace.  He will also address delegates in the UN General Assembly Hall, and likely attend other bilateral meetings.

On Wednesday morning Higgins will attend to other UN business, and in the afternoon he is set to address the International Peace Institute. That evening he will be guest of the Irish Arts Center at a concert at Symphony Space.

Other events on Higgins’s schedule include an address at Columbia University on Thursday, visits with the local Irish immigration centers, and a Saturday morning trip to the new Rockland GAA facility which is hosting a full day of events in honor of the president’s visit.

President Michael D. Higgins, photographed on St. Patrick's Day. RollingNews.