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Michael D chatting to a man with a budgie on his shoulder is one of the great Galway photos

Never change, Michael D.

AS PRESIDENTS GO, Michael D Higgins has one of the best collections of impromptu photographs that you’re likely to find among all the world leaders.

And last weekend there was another instant classic added to the pantheon.

The President was out and about on Salthill Prom in Galway when a passerby spotted him chatting away to a man with a budgie on his shoulder

michaeldbudgie Source: Noel McDonagh

As you do.

Photographed by Noel McDonagh – from Bohermore in Galway city – he tells that it was indeed a surprise to see the actual President in such a setting:

He was walking away saying hello to many but this man seemed to catch his attention – and in typical Galway fashion it just happened. He always walks the prom when home.
You have to love Galway!

This is already up there with the BMX photo in terms of sheer spontaneous beauty.

Never change, Michael D.

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