Queen invited to the City of the Kings

Eamonn Wynne

Eamonn Wynne

A trip to Cashel will be included on the Queen of England’s itinerary during her forthcoming visit to Ireland, if the local Town Council has its way. Cashel’s Deputy Mayor, Maribel Wood, has proposed that the Council would write to the British Embassy to invite Queen Elizabeth II to visit the ancient City of the Kings.

Speaking at the Council meeting on Monday night, she said a royal visit would be a great way to promote the town.

Cllr. Wood said the Queen could be in the area, as it had been suggested that she would visit Coolmore Stud near Fethard during her three-day state visit.

The visit, the first to the Republic by a reigning British monarch, is expected to take place in May.

President Mary McAleese announced the news last week when she confirmed that Queen Elizabeth had accepted an invitation to visit.

The Queen will be accompanied by her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh.

The other members supported Cllr. Wood’s proposal.