Writes Ciaran Dineen
The weekend kicks off with a bang for Crosshaven, which will be visited by royalty on Friday afternoon. It was announced just a few weeks ago that members of the Dutch royal family, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, will be visiting Ireland and more importantly, Crosshaven this month.
Pictured: King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima
The pair will be arriving on our shores on Wednesday, June 12th, first heading to Dublin and then making their way south, in what is a three-day visit. Upon their arrival to the ‘Rebel County’, the couple will be met by the recently appointed Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. John Sheehan and after spending some time in the City, they will board a boat which will bring them to Cobh and then the royal pair will be ‘shipped off’ to Crosshaven, where they will dock at the pier.
They are expected to arrive in Crosshaven at approximately 12:15pm. They will visit Camden Fort Meagher for about an hour, where they will meet with volunteers from all around the area and beyond. Some of those whom the royals will be meeting include members of Carrigaline’s Men Shed and Tidy Towns, while a camogie demonstration will also be on show. Some short speeches will follow, with coffee and artisan food on offer in the Fort’s café.
Eileen Murphy, a co-ordinator from Camden for the event told The Carrigdhoun, “I want to thank Cork County Council for allowing us to host here and preparations are well underway for what is sure to be a great day for Crosshaven and all volunteers.”
Camden Fort Meaghar is now open to the public on Saturdays, Sundays, and on Bank Holidays from 12:15 – 4:15. Adults €6 and Children go tree. Tour booking or further information can contact 0858501483.
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