The Queen in Ireland: highlights of historical Ireland trip

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  1. The Telegraph
    The Queen's first formal event will be a meeting and tree planting ceremony with Irish president Mary McAleese at her official residence. The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will arrive with an army escort of honour featuring 33 motorcycles, a 21-gun salute and an Air Corps fly-past. The Queen will plant an Irish oak tree beside the Peace Bell, which is supported by two oak trunks, one from Co Antrim and one from Co Dublin. The bell was commissioned to mark the 10th anniversary of the Peace Agreement. The striking residence is known as the Irish White House and every notable visiting head of state is invited to plant a tree in the grounds. The largest tree is Queen Victoria's tree, planted in 1861. President Barack Obama is expected to plant a tree beside the Queen's during his visit next week, and President McAleese will plant a third tree at the site before she leaves the residence at the end of the year, marking the efforts of three nations to secure a lasting peace in Ireland.

    The Queen in Ireland: highlights of historical Ireland trip - Telegraph

    The Queen in Ireland: bomb found on bus hours before historic state visit

    A bomb has been found close to Dublin just hours before the Queen's historic state visit to Ireland in the wake of a threat by dissident republicans.
    The Queen in Ireland: bomb found on bus hours before historic state visit - Telegraph
     
  2. how exciting cant belive it. i really thought all the hard work done. and still people cant move on do i really want to bring my child up where the country is beautiful but the people are evil
     
  3. skid2

    skid2 LE Book Reviewer

    Try Bridgend I hear that's very pretty
     
  4. Care to share why you stay then?
     
  5. Yes it is a nice place to look at, but to say that the people are evil is a bit much, there are some evil people everywhere that's life.
     
  6. skid2

    skid2 LE Book Reviewer

    No, he's right we really are evil. I have searched my soul in the last twenty minutes and found it to be the heart of darkness. The dog too not even a year old and utterly depraved. Moving back to Belfast for a couple of days, it's not as pretty there maybe by the weekend we'll be nicer.
     
  7. daz

    daz LE

    There's been a mixed reception to Queen Elizabeth II's visit to the Irish Republic.

    Most were hoping for a King Edward.
     
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  8. Well my friend works at the Irish National Stud and they are all thrilled and really excited about the visit...guess I just have nice friends....
     
  9. King Edward? As in Potatoes?.......................... Too soon? Ill get me coat.
     
  10. I do not believe that the Irish are evil. On the whole the Irish are good folks but have a few ****-whits. Just the same as the rest of the British isles/humanity in general.
     
  11. Not evil at all.

    Criminally insane? Yes, without a doubt a totally deranged society.
     
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  12. That is pretty ****ing funny!

    :thumright:
     
  13. Will she be forced to endure the torture thrust upon nearly every poor unsuspecting visitor?


    I refer of course to "The Craic"
     
  14. Would that be all of us/most of us/some of us?
     
  15. Some piss poor drill on display. Sloppy as ****!