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Dozens of towns invite queen to visit

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.

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