IT has been confirmed that Prince Charles will make an official visit to Donegal this week with a number of engagements scheduled for the county on Wednesday.
Clarence House has announced that Prince Charles will begin his trip in Belfast today (Monday), and will be joined in Northern Ireland by the Duchess of Cornwall on Tuesday.
Both Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall will travel to Donegal on Wednesday for an official visit.
On Wednesday The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will arrive in Donegal Town where they will visit Donegal Castle The Diamond and Magee of Donegal.
They will then proceed to Letterkenny IT for a civic reception after which the programme will split.
The Prince of Wales will remain at Letterkenny IT and visit an exhibition on start-up companies based at the Institute, and local food producers while The Duchess of Cornwall will visit a local school.
The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will then both visit Glenveagh Castle and gardens and meet with local children who participate in education programmes at the National Park.
The official statement from Clarence House confirmed: “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. “