Plans Revealed For Royal Visit In Cahir and Cashel Today


The local authority are looking forward to welcoming The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall today.

The Royal couple will experience the rich culture, stunning scenery and ancient sites of Cahir Castle and the Rock of Cashel.

The Chief Executive Joe MacGrath and the Cathaoireach Marie Murphy will meet the couple along with community and volunteer groups.

The Royal Highness’s will meet with representatives from Cahir Castle, Tidy Towns, Cahir Development Association, Men’s Shed, Deputy Mattie McGrath and Senator Garret Ahern.

The Royal couple will meet food producers from across the Premier County and the public will get an opportunity to see the future King of England and his wife Camilla.

Producers include Cashel Farmhouse Cheesemaker, Inch House Pudding, O Donnell’s Crisps, The Butchers Daughter/Cashel Fine Foods, Galtee Honey, The Apple Farm, Cahir, Irish Piedmontese/Black Castle, Rivesci/Shannon, Compsey Creamery.

There will be music from Cahir Comhaltas Director Michael Harty, along with three of his students.

The couple will be greet by Minister of State Peter Burke, Chairman of OPW and others at the Rock of Cashel.

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.

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla are currently on route to Cashel.

It’s expected they will arrive in the town very shortly.

The couple will be welcomed to the sound of reproduction Iron Age Welsh/Irish Trumpets played by Simon and Maria O’Dwyer and will proceed inside the Cathedral to hear the Cashel Community School Choir singing.

Elaine Moriarty  and Head Guide David Lawlor will explain the history of the site.

They will sign the visitor book.

Her Royal Highness will then meet local author Martin Quinn who will present her with a copy of his book ‘Tipperary People of Great Note’, Rock of Cashel Guides Susan Smith and Majella Brennan and she will be presented with a bouquet from local Cashel florist Michelle Kenneally.

His Royal Highness will visit Cormac’s Chapel.

The Royal Couple will be greeted at the Brú Ború Cultiural Centre, adjacent to the Rock of Cashel, by the Director of the centre Úna Ó Murchú; the Director General of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann (CCÉ) Dr. Labhrás Ó Murchú; and the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Art, Sport and Media Catherine Martin T.D.

They will be entertained by the Brú Ború traditional group and also by pupils and tutors from the local Caiseal Mumhan CCÉ branch.