Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall to visit Donegal on Wednesday

Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall to visit Donegal on Wednesday
By Staff Reporter @dgldemocrat

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall will visit Donegal as part of a three-day visit to Northern Ireland and the Republic that starts in Belfast today.

They will visit Donegal Town, Letterkenny and Glenveagh National Park while in Donegal.

Prince Charles arrives later today in Belfast and will be joined by the Duchess of Cornwall on Tuesday, May 24th. Their Royal Highnesses will undertake a joint official visit to Ireland (entirely in Donegal) on Wednesday 25th.

The visit to Ireland is at the request of the British Government and follows a visit Their Royal Highnesses made to the country this time last year.

The Prince and Duchess's second official visit to Ireland follows the State Visits of Her Majesty The Queen to Ireland in May 2011 and of The President of Ireland to the UK in April 2014. In Donegal Town, Their Royal Highnesses will celebrate the area's heritage by visiting Magee's – a local company which has been producing tweed in Donegal for 150 years.

At the Letterkenny Institute of Technology, The Prince will meet local entrepreneurs and learn more about the institute's cross border programmes; meanwhile Her Royal Highness will visit a local school.

Finally, at Glenveagh Castle, Their Royal Highnesses will tour the gardens and meet children who have been learning about some of the conservation work which takes place in the National Park.

Pictured: Prince Charles in Mullaghmore in May 2015. Photo Mattt Britton.