The diary for HM Queen Elizabeth and HRH Prince Philip today
Rock of Cashel, Co. Tipperary: The Royal Party will visit this iconic and historic tourist attraction to have a tour of the buildings. They will then be shown some of the artefacts on display, including the St Patrick’s Crozier. The Minister for Public Expenditure and Law Reform, Mr Brendan Howlin TD and the Minister of State for the Office of Public Works and Public Sector Reform, Mr Brian Hayes TD will be present.
The English Market, Cork: Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip will be greeted by The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Michael O’Connell and Cork City Manager, Mr Tim Lucy. They will be introduced to the traders and have a tour of some of the stalls. Her Majesty will unveil a plaque to mark her visit to the English Market.
The English Market is one of the oldest covered markets of its kind. Trading as a market since 1788, it pre-dates Barcelona’s famous Boqueria market by around 80 years.
The Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork: Her Majesty and His Royal Highness will be greeted by representatives of University College Cork and the Tyndall Institute. They will see demonstrations of current research projects at the institute. The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mr Richard Bruton TD and the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Mr Pat Rabbitte TD will be present.
The Tyndall National Institute is Europe’s leading research centre, specialising in Information and Communication Technology.
See some photographs of the State Visit (c) Maxwell Photography
The State Visit to Ireland by HM Queen Elizabeth II
HM Queen Elizabeth II meets President of Ireland, Mary McAleese during her State Visit to Ireland