State Visit to Ireland Programme

Published May 2011

Outline programme for the State Visit to Ireland by The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, 17 – 20 May 2011

Tuesday 17 May
Ceremonial welcome, meeting with President and Dr. McAleese and tree planting ceremony at Áras an Uachtaráin; wreath laying ceremony at Garden of Remembrance; visit to Trinity College including viewing of the Book of Kells and reception in the Long Room.

Wednesday 18 May
“Windows” tour of Dublin at the Guinness Storehouse; visit to Government buildings greeted by the Taoiseach, Mr Enda Kenny T.D; wreath laying ceremony at the Irish War Memorial Garden, Islandbridge; visit to Croke Park stadium and meeting with Gaelic Athletic Association members; State Dinner at Dublin Castle.

Thursday 19 May
Visit to National Stud Kildare; reception with members of Gaisce – The President’s Award (The Duke of Edinburgh only); a celebration of the State Visit to Ireland hosted by the British Embassy.

Friday 20 May
Tour of St. Patrick’s Rock, Cashel; visit to English Market, Cork; visit to Tyndall Institute, Cork.