Nations unite to celebrate Argentina’s National Day

HER Excellency Moira Wilkinson, Ambassador of Argentina in Ireland was at the All Ireland Polo Club in Phoenix Park, Dublin to welcome the diplomatic corps who celebrated Argentina’s National Day along with the bonds of friendship in polo that are long established between Ireland and Argentina.

Ambassador Moira Wilkinson and her husband Sebastien Vexana (l-r), Chief of Consular Section Juan Taccetti and his wife Maria Fernanda at the National Day of Argentina, the All Ireland Polo Club Phoenix Park, Dublin Ireland

Malta Ambassador Giovanni Buttigieg and friends at the National Day of Argentina celebration in the All Ireland Polo Club, Phoenix Park, Dublin Ireland

Ana Maria Larchet and her husband and Argentine businessman Paul Larchet, businessman Diego Menendez at the National Day of Argentina at the All Ireland Polo Club, Dublin Ireland

Canada’s Ambassador Nancy Smyth (l-r), Ambassador Moira Wilkinson and Mexico’s Ambassador Miguel Malfavon at the National Day of Argentina in the All Ireland Polo Club, Dublin Ireland

Ambassador Moira Wilkinson and Erik Hughes of the Royal Irish Academy at the National Day of Argentina celebration

Celebrated at the historic polo Pavilion in Europe’s largest walled park on 25 May, the exact date of the beginning of Argentina’s independence 212 years ago, Ambassador Wilkinson will return on 9th June for an exhibition match between Argentina and Ireland, the Argentine line-out to include one of the stars of the feted Argentine Open. The Open is known as the ‘Olympics of Polo’, and Luis Lalor who will line out for Argentina is esteemed for his skill in guiding Argentina to a number of wins against countries including England and the USA.

Ciara O’Floinn (left), Director for Latin America at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Ambassador Moira Wilkinson, celebrating the National Day of Argentina

Irish polo players Siobhan Herbst and April Kent with the Argentine embassy’s Trade and Investment representative Andres Guinazu

Embassy of France Second Counsellor Julien Bouchez (l-r), Bebhinn Cogan and Adam Tuohy of the Department of Foreign Affairs, Daniel Mora, Deputy Head of Mission for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile

French expat Martine Penicaud-Grogan and Damien Courtney, Business and Humanities Head of Faculty at Muster Technological University were at the All Ireland Polo Club for the National Day of Argentina celebration

Diplomats attending Argentina’s National Day included His Excellency Giovanni Buttigieg, Ambassador of Malta in Ireland. The island nation is putatively home to the oldest polo club in Europe although the distinction is shared with the All Ireland Polo Club.

 

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Kim Mullahey

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