Prince Charles and Camilla Duchess of Cornwall are coming to County Kerry between June the 14th and June 15th.
Exact details of their itinerary are not known but informed sources have said that the trip will take in Killarney, Tralee and possibly Kenmare as well as the birthplace of Daniel O’Connell in Derrynane.
While in Tralee the royal couple are expected to attend the function and performance in Siamsa Tíre, the national folk theatre.
In Killarney, Prince Charles will be following in the footsteps of his great-grandmother, Queen Victoria. She visited Killarney in 1861, visiting Muckross House, and it is often said that it was she who started the tourist trail to Killarney. Although Killarney is no longer in need of much publicity, the royal visit is sure to provide a further boost to tourism in the area.
Their visit to Kerry is part of a three day visit which also includes Cork.
It is not known if the public will have any views of the couple during their visit.
Although the majority of people in the county will welcome the visit, Kerry has a strong republican tradition, so there may be some who are not so keen.
Security is likely to be extremely tight when Prince Charles and Camilla visit Kerry.
Update 12th June:
The Order of Innisfallen, which is given “in recognition of outstanding contribution to the local economy by people from outside Kerry,” will be awarded the Royal couple at a garden party at Killarney House on Friday. Although the couple have not contributed much to the local economy, there is little doubt that the Princes ancestor, Queen Victoria, kick-started Killarney’s tourist industry.
They will also visit the home of Daniel O’Connell at Derrynane on the same day.
It is also thought that they will visit Tralee but the details are not known yet.