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On Thursday, October 25th.2001, the Premier of Prince Edward Island, Mr. Pat Binns, paid a visit to Emyvale. He was on an official visit to Ireland and received a Civic reception from Monaghan County Council on Thursday evening. He came to St. Patrick's Church, Corracrin, at 11.30a.m. where he heard the history of the emigration from this area to P.E.I. in the 1830's and 40's and Canon Moynagh's involvement in that emigration.

He then crossed the Bridge and became an Honorary Citizen of Emyvale - McKenna Country.

This was followed by the unveiling of the Plaque to Premier Joseph Ghiz R.I.P. at the tree he planted at the riverbank in 1991. Mr. Binns planted a similar tree to mark his visit.

He then went to Silverhill Foods to view the industry there.

Since then Mr. Binns has been appointed Canadian Ambassador to Ireland and has paid a number of visits to Monaghan, calling to the Emyvale area each time.

Premier Binns unveils the Plaque to the late Premier Ghiz and then plants a tree to mark his own visit to Emyvale in 2001.

Ambassador Binns on a recent visit to Emyvale in George’s Bicycle Shop and Monaghan County Council Offices.

Ambassador Binns at the sign as you enter Monaghan at Moybridge, with Skeath transport staff and leaving a Hand Imprint while in Emyvale Enterprise Centre.

Pat Binns Monaghan Visit on Monday, Oct. 5th 2009. HERE

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