Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh will make a State Visit to the Republic of Ireland from 17 to 20 May 2011, at the invitation of the Irish President Mary McAleese.
This will be an historic occasion as it will be the first ever visit by a British Head of State to the Republic of Ireland.
The Queen will be greeted by President McAleese at her official Residence (Áras an Uachtaráin) in Dublin, and the visit programme will include a ceremony at the Garden of Remembrance, a courtesy call on Mr Enda Kenny, Taoiseach (the Irish Prime Minister) and a State dinner in Dublin Castle, as well as events at Trinity College Dublin, the National War Memorial Gardens in Islandbridge, the Guinness Storehouse and at Croke Park, one of the homes of Irish sport.
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