Britain's Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be fully immersed in an eclectic mix of Galway's finest offerings for their final day of their first Irish tour.
The start of their final day was delayed after bad weather affected their flight arrangements, a Government spokesman confirmed earlier today. William and Kate's arrival in Galway had to be put back by at least 30 minutes after fog in the Dublin area caused problems with their helicopter departure.
The couple have been staying at the Irish State Guesthouse at Farmleigh.
They arrived in Galway at approximately noon, where they were given a preview of some of the arts and entertainment being featured during Galway's year as the European Capital of Culture at restaurant Tribeton.
The duke and duchess, who are coming to the end of a three-day tour of Ireland, will attend a special event where acts like Galway Community Circus and basketball project Hoops will be showcased.
The west coast city will see host some 1,900 events across more than 150 projects during 2020, with local and international artists taking part in the year-long extravaganza.
Later, William and Kate will visit Tig Chóilí, a family-owned, traditional Irish pub in Galway city centre, where they will meet local Galwegians who volunteer to promote the city and its people.
Outside, the couple will go on a walkabout, meeting members of the public who have gathered in their hundreds nearby. Snipers have been deployed to nearby buildings and security will be increased as their walkabout marks the highest security threat during their three-day visit.
They will end their tour of Ireland by visiting Salthill Knocknacarra GAA club, whether they will meet a number of under-12s players, and they will join children and young people from the club's teams as they take part in matches on the pitch.
The Duke of Cambridge has said Ireland and England should not feel "bound" by its complex history as he vowed that the British royal family is committed to strengthening the bond between the two countries after Brexit.