Chairman of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pat Breen, in welcoming the impending visit of Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla to County Clare, said today (Tuesday) that their visit provides an opportunity to showcase the Burren to a global audience.
“The visit of the Prince of Wales, Charles and his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall Camilla, is testament to the strong and warm relationship which now exists between England and Ireland. The fact that the royals have included a visit to the Burren in their itinerary is a major boost for this county,” Deputy Breen.
Speaking of the benefits for his native county, Mr Breen said, “Prince Charles is recognised for having a strong interest in the environment and in agriculture. In the Burren, he will be able to see for himself how the local farming community have adapted their farming methods to the challenging landscape of the area which is delivering significant environment benefits.
“It is wonderful occasion for the county and I have no doubt that this visit will generate significant international media attention which in time which see a lot more visitors especially from the UK, visit the Burren to follow in their footsteps and experience the natural beauty of area.
“I know that they will both receive a very warm “Cead Mile Failte” as the people are very busy preparing for them. I wish them both well and hope that they really enjoy their visit here.”