The Duke and Duchess made their first official visit to Ireland in early March and here are the top five best places the royals visited.
It was in 2011 that Ireland welcomed Queen Elizabeth for her first visit to Ireland. In fact, it was the first time a royal had visited our country in a century.
Since then we have had numerous visits from many members of the royal family including, most recently, Meghan and Harry who seemed to have had a great time visiting various parts of the country.
It was in February that we first heard about the upcoming visit by Prince William and Kate, and the Irish people were looking forward to welcoming the couple for the first time.
As well as it being their first-ever visit to the Emerald Isle, it would also be the first royal visit since Brexit.
The couple spent three days in Ireland visiting the counties of Dublin, Meath, Kildare, and Galway. But here are the top five best places that the Duke and Duchess visited during their time in Ireland.
5. Salthill Gaelic Athletic Association, Salthill, Co. Galway – it’s all fun and games in Salthill
First up on our list of the best places Prince William and Kate visited on their Irish visit 2020 was Salthill GAA.
It was a pleasant surprise for the locals to see Prince William and Kate try their hand at some local Irish sports during their visit to Salthill.
The pair both scored goals as they took on the game of hurling while local children and club members watched on. Both seemed to have fun learning about one of the nation’s favourite sports.
Address: Pearse Stadium, Rockbarton Rd, Salthill, Co. Galway, Ireland
4. Tig Choili Pub, Co. Galway – a traditional event
On the last day of their three-day visit, the royal couple stopped off at a traditional Irish pub, Tig Choili in Galway, which was also one of the best places Prince William and Kate visited on their visit to Ireland.
The life and soul of Ireland lies in our traditional pubs and our traditional music, and we are glad that the pair got to visit an authentic, local pub.
They sat with musicians who played traditional music and afterwards even mingled with the locals outside the pub, much to their excitement. The two seemed to really enjoy the Irish traditions.
Address: Mainguard St, The Latin Quarter, Galway, Ireland
3. Howth Cliff Walk, Howth, Co. Dublin – a romantic date with nature
A trip to Ireland wouldn’t be complete without a date with nature, and of course, the pair chose to take on a nice hike along the coast while in Dublin, which has to make it onto our list of the best places Prince William and Kate visited on their Irish visit 2020.
They were spotted on their romantic walk along the Howth Cliff Walk, linking arms and looking smitten and after all, Ireland is known for its romantic settings.
Address: Cliff Bungalow, Balscadden Rd, Howth, Dublin, Ireland
2. Aras an Uachtarain, Phoenix Park, Co. Dublin – meeting with the president
Located in the beautiful Phoenix Park, the pair had a chance to sign the visitors’ book and ring the Peace Bell, which was first introduced by our former president Mary McAleese.
Address: Phoenix Park, Castleknock (part of Phoenix Park), Dublin, D08 E1W3, Ireland
1. Guinness Storehouse Gravity Bar, Co. Dublin – a pint of the black stuff with a view
Number one on our list of the five best places Prince William and Kate visited on their Irish visit 2020 is the Guinness Storehouse.
Anyone who has been to Dublin has either visited or at least heard of the Guinness Storehouse, where the world-famous black stuff is created.
It was no surprise that the royals would end up with a pint of Guinness in hand while attending a party at the rooftop Gravity Bar at the Guinness Storehouse because, of course, that’s a real tick off the Irish bucket list.
The pair seemed to enjoy every minute, and William even joked about following in his grandmother’s footsteps to where she learned to pour the perfect pint. They had a 360-degree view of Dublin’s fair city as they mingled and sipped on the freshest pint of Guinness in the country.
Address: St. James’s Gate, Dublin 8, D08 VF8H, Ireland
The three-day visit included many visits and meetings, but the pair didn’t miss out on any fun.
They tried hurling, drank Guinness, met with locals on the street, and got to hear some Irish music, as well as all the important things that come with a royal visit.
It’s even more exciting to see that they have shared their Irish experience with their Instagram followers, having posted a few snaps from their trip since they’ve returned home.
We just can’t wait until they announce their next visit as there’s still so much more we are sure they would love to see and do.