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Buckingham Palace looking forward to 'incredible' visit of Queen Elizabeth to Ireland

TheJournal.ie spoke to the Palace this afternoon as preparations for the visit continued with barriers erected along the route the Queen will travel in Dublin and more manholes and sewers sealed in other parts of the country.

Gardaí check manholes outside a butchers in Kilcullen, Co Kildare which the Queen will pass through on Thursday.
Gardaí check manholes outside a butchers in Kilcullen, Co Kildare which the Queen will pass through on Thursday.
Image: Photocall Ireland

REPRESENTATIVES OF QUEEN Elizabeth have said they are looking forward to this week’s historic visit of Her Majesty to Ireland.

Speaking to TheJournal.ie this afternoon a spokeswoman said that staff from Buckingham Palace were heading to Dublin tomorrow in advance of the visit.

The Queen and her husband Prince Philip will touch down in Ireland on Tuesday to begin the nationwide four-day visit.

The spokeswoman added:

We’re very much looking forward to it. We think it’s going to be incredible.

Meanwhile, Gardaí have today closed off Parnell Square East and North Frederick Street in Dublin to car and other vehicle traffic until further notice. Pedestrian access is still possible in these areas.

Image via Photocall Ireland

Barriers are being put in place along routes throughout the capital today and tomorrow.

Gardaí have also advised that cyclists not lock their bicycles to railings, fences and lamp posts along the route as they will be removed.

Gardaí added that from Monday, Dublin City Council Help Desk will include a number of gardaí who will be able to advise on how to access the city centre for deliveries, appointments and other engagements over the course of next week.

The number is 1800 293 949.

Read: Details of nationwide road closures revealed ahead of Queen’s visit >

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