US Ambassador Rooney warms to Lovely Leitrim

“Nobody is more capable of selling Leitrim, be your own ambassadors,” said United States of America Ambassador to Ireland, Daniel Rooney, on a visit to Letirim last Thursday.

“Nobody is more capable of selling Leitrim, be your own ambassadors,” said United States of America Ambassador to Ireland, Daniel Rooney, on a visit to Letirim last Thursday.

Accompanied by his wife Patricia, Ambassador Rooney met with local groups at Open Forum in the Dock Arts Centre as well as meeting business leaders and Council officials as part of a nationwide tour of Ireland.

Speaking to the Leitrim Observer, Ambassador Rooney said that his visit served a dual purpose – “The real purpose is to let the Irish know that America still cares but really, mainly, it is to find out what they think, what the Irish are thinking and what they find is a very important part of our association and things that we do.”

See next week’s Observer for an in-depth interview with Ambassador Rooney.