GeoQuest: Focus on Ireland with Daniel Mulhall, Ambassador of Ireland to the US
Ambassador Daniel Mulhall: Focus on Ireland
Please join the Montana World Affairs Council for a virtual program with Ambassador Daniel Mulhall who will be discussing Ireland’s culture, geography, current events, and the similarities/ differences between Ireland and Montana.
Tuesday, November 10th
9:15 AM MT
This program is part of Montana World Affairs Council’s GeoQuest program.
All grades are welcome to attend the program. Students do not need to be participating in the GeoQuest program in order to attend the program. All Montana World Affairs Council youth programs are free.
Daniel Mulhall Bio
Ambassador of Ireland to the United States
Daniel Mulhall was born and brought up in Waterford, Ireland. He pursued his graduate and
post-graduate studies at University College Cork where he specialized in modern Irish history
and literature. He took up duty as Ireland’s 18th Ambassador to the United States in August
Before coming to Washington, he was Ireland’s Ambassador to Malaysia (2001-05), Germany
(2009-13) and the United Kingdom (2013-17).
In 2017, he was made a Freeman of the City of London in recognition of his work as Ambassador
and was conferred with an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Liverpool. In 2019, he was
honoured with the Freedom of the City and County of Waterford. In November 2019,
Ambassador Mulhall was named Honorary President of the Yeats Society in Ireland.
During his diplomatic career, Ambassador Mulhall also held a number of positions at the
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, including as Director-General for European Affairs,
2005-2009 and as a member of the Secretariat of the Forum for Peace and Reconciliation (1994-
95). He was part of the Irish Government’s delegation at the time of the Good Friday
Ambassador Mulhall maintains a keen interest in Irish history and literature. He is the author of A
New Day Dawning: A Portrait of Ireland in 1900 (Cork, 1999) and co-editor of The Shaping of
Modern Ireland: A Centenary Assessment (Dublin, 2016).
Ambassador Mulhall provides daily updates on all things Irish on his Twitter account
@DanMulhall and posts regular blogs, including on James Joyce’s Ulysses, on the Embassy’s
This program is sponsored by the Consulate General of Ireland in San Francisco.
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