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Dozens of towns invite queen to visit

Anne Lucey

Published 30/07/2010 | 05:00

THE British Ambassador to Ireland has revealed he has received dozens of letters from towns and villages across the country inviting Queen Elizabeth to various events.

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As speculation grows over a visit by the British monarch, the ambassador Julian King said his government was committed to a visit.

He said he was encouraged by the response among Irish people. Mr King was speaking to reporters in Muckross House during a visit to Killarney, Co Kerry, after accepting an invitation from the chairman of the board of trustees, Marcus Treacy.

Mr Treacy is a director of Killarney Golf and Fishing club, which is hosting the Irish Open.

Muckross House itself hosted a visit by Queen Victoria in 1861.

Irish Independent

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