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In pictures: The second day of the Queen’s historic visit

The British monarch’s trip today includes a sniff of Guinness, a State dinner, the Islandbridge war memorial and a poignant visit to Croke Park.

THE SECOND DAY of Queen Elizabeth II’s visit to Ireland again focuses on Dublin with a trip to the Islandbridge war memorial park, Croke Park – and a tipple at the Guinness storehouse – all on the cards.

We’ll be updating this slideshow as the day progresses:

In pictures: The second day of the Queen’s historic visit
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    Maura Monks and Cecilia Travers, right, from the Liberties try to catch a glimpse Queen Elizabeth II as she makes her way to the Guinness Storehouse. (Pic: Niall Carson/PA Wire/Press Association Images)
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    The Range Rover carrying Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip whisks past Pearse Street Dart station this morning. They did not take the Dart. (Pic submitted by TheJournal.ie reader)
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    Taoiseach Enda Kenny points out the view from Government Buildings to Queen Elizabeth II. Their respective spouses, Fionnala Kenny and Prince Philip look on. (Pic: Maxwells)
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    Ryan Tubridy charms Queen Elizabeth II at the Guinness Storehouse, Dublin. (Pic: Maxwells)
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    Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh receiving a pint of Guinness from master brewer Fergal Murray at the Guinness Storehouse. (Pic: Maxwells)
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    Prince Philip eyes the settling pint of Guinness as Queen Elizabeth II looks the other way... (Pic: Maxwells)
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    Taoiseach Enda Kenny chats to the Queen under the watchful eye of Michael Collins, director of intelligence in the old IRA during the War of Independence, and later signatory of the Anglo-Irish Treaty in 1921. (Pic: Mark Cuthbert/UK Press/Press Association Images)
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    The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh take in the panorama of Dublin from the Gravity Bar at the Guinness Storehouse. (Pic: Mark Cuthbert/UK press/Press Association Images)
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    Brother Kevin Crowley, the Capuchin monk who has operated the Capuchin Day Centre for the poor in Dublin since the 1960s, meets the Queen. (Pic: Mark Cuthbert/UK Press/Press Association Images)
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    Queen Elizabeth II lays a wreath at the Irish War Memorial Garden, Islandbridge. (Pic: Paul Faith/PA Wire/Press Association Images)
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    Queen Elizabeth II stands with Irish President Mary McAleese after they both lay wreaths at the Irish War Memorial Garden, Islandbridge. (Pic: Paul Faith/PA Wire/ Press Association Images)
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    Armed gardai keep an eye on proceedings and on security at the Irish War Memorial Garden, Islandbridge. (Pic: Paul Faith/PA Wire/Press Association Images)
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    Jackie McDonald, leader of the Ulster Defence Association (UDA), speaks to the media (and Charlie Bird) after attending the laying of wreaths at the War Memorial Gardens. (Pic: Paul Faith/PA Wire/Press Association Images)
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    Traffic was backed up in Dublin city centre as O'Connell Bridge was closed off for over an hour this morning. (Pic: Brian O'Leary/Photocall Ireland)
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    Gardai are transported by bus across Dublin. (Pic: Brian O'Leary/Photocall Ireland)
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    President Mary McAleese lays a wreath as Queen Elizabeth II looks on at a ceremony in the grounds of the Irish War Memorial Garden, Islandbridge. (Pic: Maxwells)
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    Queen Elizabeth II is accompanied by President Mary McAleese and GAA President Christy Cooney for her first ever visit to Croke Park, home to the GAA and scene of a Black and Tans massacre in 1920. (Pic: Julien Behal/PA Wire)
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    Queen Elizabeth II, President Mary McAleese and GAA President Christy Cooney walk out the tunnel towards the pitch at Croke Park. (Pic: Maxwells)
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    Queen Elizabeth II, President Mary McAleese and GAA President Christy Cooney arrive at Croke Park to the cheers of children in their county colours. (Pic: Maxwells)
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    Protestors demonstrate against today's royal visit of Queen Elizabeth II to Croke Park in Dublin. (Pic: Niall Carson/PA Wire/Press Association Images)
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