Michael D Higgins to welcome a new pet to Áras an Uachtaráin
After President Michael D’s beloved dog Síoda passed away last year, two Bernese mountain dogs became one.
The country mourned along with Michael D when his dog Síoda passed away in September, but her sibling Bród will now be welcoming a new member to the presidential household.
The family will be welcoming a Connemara pony, who is set to arrive at the Aras from Kylemore Abbey in Galway. The pony is set to live with President Higgins from May to September annually.
The decision was made after President Higgins and his wife Sabina visited Kylemore this summer, and they spoke about sharing some of the animals between the Aras and Kylemore Abbey.