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Thursday 27 October 2016

Charles and Camilla to take in a performance at Druid theatre

Published 14/05/2015 | 09:47

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall
The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall

FURTHER details of the royal visit to Ireland have been announced this morning including visits to a Galway national school, Sligo IT and a performance at the Druid theatre.

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Prince Charles and his wife Camilla will visit Galway next Tuesday kicking off their four day visit to Ireland.

While the pair will begin their day with an event at NUI, Galway, they will then hold separate engagements in the city.

While Prince Charles visits the Marine Institute and the Burren in Co Clare, the Duchess of Cornwall will pay a visit to Claddagh National School in Galway. There she will meet students taking part in the Suas literacy support programme before joining a school assembly.

Following the visit to the school the Duchess will attend a brief performance and reception at the Druid theatre to mark the 40th anniversary of Druid.

She will then attend an event celebrating regional food and drink from the Wild Atlantic Way at the House Hotel in the city.

That evening the royal couple will jointly attend a private dinner with the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, and his wife, Sabina Higgins at Lough Cutra Castle.

The next day the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall will travel to Sligo for a series of events including a civic reception and viewing of the Niland Art Collection at the contemporary arts centre, the Model.

Prior to a visit to Drumcliffe Church for a peace and reconciliation service and a visit to Yeats’ grave, Prince Charles will visit the Sligo Institute of Technology.

The couple will then visit Mullaghmore before ending their visit to Sligo with a visit to the Sligo Races.

The couple will then move on to Northern Ireland for two more days of events and engagements.

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