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Here's what Prince Charles and Camilla will get up to on their Irish visit

They’re on their way at the end of the month.

PRINCE CHARLES WILL visit Ireland this month, on his first official joint visit with his partner Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

The news was announced by Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD.

Prince Charles and the Duchess will visit from 19-21 May.

Here’s what’s in store for them:

19 May

  • A welcome event at the National University of Ireland, Galway
  • The Prince of Wales will then go on to highlight environment and conservation projects through a visit to the Marine Institute
  • He’ll follow that with a visit to the Burren
  • The pair will end the day with a private dinner with President Michael D Higgins and Sabina Higgins.

20 May

  • The Prince and the Duchess will be welcomed to Sligo at a civic reception featuring performances of poetry and music.
  • They will then attend a service of peace and reconciliation at St Columba’s Church in Drumcliffe
  • While there, they will visit the grave of William Butler Yeats
  • They will then head to Mullaghmore to meet local people

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Minister Flanagan said the visit is taking place following “extensive preparatory work involving the British Embassy, Clarence House, my Department, the Gardaí and other partners”.

He described the programme as “well balanced and interesting” and said it “celebrates the strength of Irish-British relations today”.

This visit to the West of Ireland further cements the reconciliation work of recent decades, to which Prince Charles has made a strong contribution through his previous visits to Ireland. I look forward to joining the visit programme in Sligo, where this theme of peace and reconciliation will be highlighted in particular.

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