Latest Updates On The Royal Visit In Cashel And Cahir

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The Royal couple will be be greeted by Ancient Music Ireland. A pair of Iron Age Trumpets from Tipperary and Wales will be used in the ceremonial event. The trumpets used today are reproductions. The performers are Simon O’Dwyer and Marie Cullen O’Dwyer a husband and wife team based in Galway. Trumpets like this were last used on the Rock of Cashel over 2000 years ago.

Helen Colbert is assisting Cashel community schools two choirs here today. Twenty four students will perform two pieces – Down By The Sally Garden and a new version of May the Road Rise to Meet You. This wonderful piece was performed when Queen Elizabeth visited in 2011. Helen is a teacher in the community school

A dandelion chosen has a discreet marker for staff greeting the Royal Couple. Elaine Moriarty, OPW site Supervisor at the Rock of Cashel discusses final details with staff from the Department of Foreign Affairs and The British Embassy.

Martin Quinn will present his most recent book Tipperary People of Great Note to the Royal couple as they leave The Rock of Cashel. Michelle Kenneally, Cashel Flowers will present flowers to the Duchess of Cornwall as she did to Queen Elizabeth in 2011.

The Duchess has left the Rock of Cashel and chose to walk down to Bru Boru as the day was so lovely. Prince Charles is visiting Cormac’s Chapel to view the most recent conservation work.