Famous Astronaut visits Inishowen and sings ‘Danny Boy’…..

Chris Hadfield, the famous Canadian astronaut who tweeted a picture of Inishowen from space on St Patrick’s Day recently visited the area following the huge local response he received and the resulting desire to visit Inishowen in person. Commander Hadfield and his wife spend some time touring the Peninsula and experiencing the local culture. A keen musician, he participated in traditional music sessions in some of the local pubs and visited a primary school where he had a class in the Irish language taught by the pupils. During his stay he also posted a sunset photograph taken at Malin Head, Ireland’s most northerly point, to over 1 million of his Twitter followers and half a million Facebook followers. Commander Hadfield has been appointed as a Tourism Ambassador for Ireland by Tourism Ireland.

Listen to Chris Hadfield sing Danny Boy in McGrory’s Pub in Inishowen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDEm_IbdfJM&feature=youtu.be

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