Dozens of towns invite queen to visit
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.
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.