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Irish President Michael D Higgins and Donal Gallagher at coin unveiling

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Rory Gallagher Commemorative Coin Unveiling

September 17th, 2018

Irish President, Michael D Higgins, today hosted an event to mark the unveiling of a new commemorative coin in honour of the legendary Irish guitarist Rory Gallagher.

At the event, which took place in Áras an Uachtaráin, Central Bank Governor Philip R. Lane presented the Rory Gallagher silver coin to President Michael D. Higgins.

Rory Gallagher’s brother, Dónal Gallagher, and coin designer Michael Guilfoyle were also presented with a coin.

The coin, produced by the Central Bank of Ireland, is the first in a series of three honouring modern Irish musicians. The coin goes on sale tomorrow via

The President's full speech can be read here -


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