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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Set for Historic Visit to Galway

Galway City Council is delighted that, as part of their first official visit to Ireland, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit Galway City today, Thursday 5th March.

In what is a landmark year for the city, with the European Capital of Culture designation, the Duke and Duchess will get a taste of the rich and diverse cultural and artistic talents Galway has become renowned for, as well as a chance to witness Ireland’s sporting traditions. They will meet a range of people, particularly young people, and those working in the creative arts and in the voluntary and charity sectors.

The visit will focus on the relationship between the two countries, and build on the theme of remembrance and reconciliation. A statement from Kensington Palace said,

‘The UK’s links with Ireland are extensive, and The Duke and Duchess are looking forward to building a lasting friendship with the Irish people.’

The Mayor of Galway City, Cllr. Mike Cubbard, accompanied by the Deputy Mayor, Cllr. Donal Lyons and the Chief Executive of Galway City Council, Brendan McGrath will meet the Duke and Duchess on Thursday morning to formally welcome them at the start of their visit to Galway city.

The visit has been arranged by Department of Foreign Affairs and the British Embassy with a significant amount of liaison with An Garda Síochána. Galway City Council has been providing assistance and support in line with our range of services in advance of the visit to Galway.

Galway City Council asks members of the public to heed the advice and instructions of Gardaí on the day.

Galway City Council very much look forward to welcoming the Duke and Duchess to Galway, for what’s sure to be a historic visit.


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