Senate President Murray meets with the Mayor of Donegal, Frank McBrearty, and Mayor of Letterkenny, Dessie Larkin, to discuss collaboration and economic development opportunities.

Senate President Therese Murray is currently in Ireland as part of a trade-mission to connect with politicians and local councils, with Governor Deval Patrick also traveling to Ireland later this week as part of an effort to drum up business for companies in Massachusetts.

Murray began her 10-day trip in Derry on Thursday by attending the launch of the North West Health Innovation Corridor with the Derry City council and on Friday. The senate president also traveled to Donegal where she met with the Mayor of Donegal and Mayor of Letterkenny to discuss collaboration and economic development opportunities.

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick will travel to Ireland on Tuesday evening and will spend three days in Dublin. The Irish Consul General of Boston, Michael Lonergan, will coordinate the visit which includes plans for the governor to meet with the Taoiseach Enda Kenny, the minister for foreign affairs Eamon Gilmore, and also trade and business leaders in the country, his office said Thursday.

“I am delighted that the governor will be joining us in Ireland,” Murray said in a statement. “This trade mission is a great opportunity for us to strengthen our international connections, expand opportunities for Massachusetts companies, and continue to promote the Commonwealth as a portal for health care, technology, and life sciences in the United States.”