RAMS Visit Dail Eireann


“Oh what a wonderful morning” and as the RAMS in Rhythm sang this song so many times, they were treated to a wonderful morning, by Local TD, Deputy Emer Higgins, with a visit to Dáil Eireann, Leinster House, Kildare Street. A group of 11 members of RAMS in Rhythm, were invited guests of Deputy Emer Higgins on the day, and were met and greeted by Emer at the main entrance. Smiles all around.

Matt Dowling of RAMS added “A photo shoot on the steps of Leinster House is a must for anyone visiting Leinster House. Another opportunity for the RAMS to have a photo shoot, after our last visit there in 2011. On arrival, we were guided to the Dáil restaurant by the house usher, and Emer, as special guests on the day. The Maître’d greeted us all personally to the restaurant, and introduced us to many of the dining room personal. We were all seated in a very pleasant area, and served by excellent professional staff. We were served a very pleasant light lunch, and much banter was heard among all our members. So thank you to the Chef de Cuisine. Some of our members pointing to all the “Dignitaries ” who were also dining”.

Matt concluded “Following lunch, and bidding our farewell and thanks to the dining room staff, we were again greeted by the usher, who gave us all a wonderful tour of the house, a visit to the Live Dáil chambers, where the Dáil was in session. It was a very unique experience for us all. Following the Dáil session, we then visited the lower chamber, Seanád, which too was a lovely experience. Our Host, Deputy Emer Higgins, was in the chambers, as we made our exit, and we are very grateful for a wonderful day, and an excellent experience”.

The RAMS in Rhythm are back singing & performing again, and are very pleased to accept an invitation from Deputy Higgins to perform and sing in Corkagh Park, Clondalkin for Pieta House in May 2023.

Future date for the RAMS in Rhythm singing 26th of February in Newbridge 2pm – 4pm, 15th March in Peamount from 11am, 16th March in Tallaght Hospital 1 -2 pm and on the 18th of March in Avoca Rathcoole from 12 noon. 


Pictured Paddy Becton, Liam O Donnell, Amby Moloney, Sean Keane, Matt Dowling, Jim Dwan, Ciarán Dowling, Brian Tierney, Lorcan Ryan, Ray O Haire, Mario Aprile with Emer Higgins TD. 

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