HISTORIC VISIT OF QUEEN ELIZABETH II TO IRELAND, DAY FOUR, May 20, 2011

The fourth and final day of Queen Elizabeth II’s official visit to Ireland has seen the Queen visiting the historic Rock of Cashel monument.   The consensus has been that the visit was an unqualified success.  Hopes are high that the visit will contribute to better relations between the two countries.  There is no doubt this visit has been one of the most historic and politically significant in the Queen’s 59-year reign.  Here are some of the headlines for day four, with links to various articles:

Queen’s Ireland Visit Seen as Significant Advance;

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/21/world/europe/21queen.html

British-Irish Relations:  A Royal Stamp of Approval:

Queen Elizabeth II’s trip to Ireland this week showcased a remarkable rapprochement between Britain and a nation that was once its colonial possession.

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/opinionla/la-ed-queen-20110521,0,7701155.story

The Death of Anglophobia:

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/weekend/2011/0521/1224297441289.html

Queen’s Historic Visit to Ireland Ends on High Note:

http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Queen-s-historic-trip-to-Ireland-ends-on-high-note-1387995.php#photo-11

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