The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan T.D. presenting the five new cultural ambassadors with the pins to mark their appointment at a fantastic reception at government buildings. The new ambassadors are Shelly McNamara and Yvonne Farrell of Grafton architects and curators of 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale, musician and fiddle player Martin Hayes of "the Gloaming", Pultizer prize winning poet Paul Muldoon and Oscar nominated actor Ruth Negga.
What's kept me busy over the Christmas holidays? Making the new pins for the Irish Cultural Ambassadors. The silver pins are based on the logo of Culture Ireland which in turn is based on the bronze age Broighter boat.