Fáilte Ireland prepares for bounce after state visits

State agencies and businesses look forward to taking advantage of high-profile state visits, writes Nicola Cooke

14th May, 2011

Last minute preparations are under way at several key sites that Queen Elizabeth will visit this week.

The first state visit of a sitting British monarch in a century begins on Tuesday when the queen and her security entourage fly into the army airbase of Baldonnell.

During her four-day stay she will visit Irish landmarks such as Trinity College, the Rock of Cashel, Croke Park and St James’s Gate Guinness brewery.

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