Published 11 July 2018
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit Ireland

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have this week visited Dublin in their first official visit to Ireland. 

 

Whilst in Dublin Their Royal Highnesses held official meetings with The President of Ireland, Michael Higgins and The Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar. 

Their Royal Highnesses have also attended a summer garden party at the British ambassador's residence where they met people from across Ireland's arts, sports, military and social enterprise sectors. 

 

 

The Duke of Sussex gave a speech at the party, in which His Royal Highness said: "Standing here with you on this beautiful evening, it is easy to see why Ireland has such a special place in the hearts of my family and indeed, all those who come here." 

 

On the second day of the visit Their Royal Highnesses learnt about Ireland's culture and heritage, including visiting Trinity College to see the Book of Kells. 

 

The Duke and Duchess also visited the Famine Memorial, "EPIC" - which is the Irish Emigration Museum and Áras an Uachtaráin, which is the official residence and principal workplace of the President of Ireland. 

 

 

Their Royal Highnesses visited a Gaelic sports festival at Croke Park which is the home of the Gaelic Athletic Association.  

A visit to "DogPatch Labs" completed the trip to Dublin. The Labs are a co-working space for technology start-ups.  

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