Published 7 April 2011

As previously announced, The Queen, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, will pay a State Visit to Ireland at the invitation of President Mary McAleese.

The visit will take place from Tuesday 17th to Friday 20th May 2011.

The programme will include a formal welcome by President McAleese at Áras an Uachtaráin, a ceremony at the Garden of Remembrance, a courtesy call on the Taoiseach at Government Buildings and a State dinner in Dublin Castle, at which both The Queen and the President will deliver speeches.

The programme will also include events at Trinity College Dublin, at the National War Memorial Gardens in Islandbridge, at the Guinness Storehouse and at Croke Park.

A return event celebrating The Queen’s visit will be hosted by the Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Ireland.

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will also visit the Irish National Stud in Kildare as well as Cashel in County Tipperary, and Cork.