Queen to visit Cashel, Cork to end Irish trip

May 20, 2011 - 1:24 AM
Ireland State Visit

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II meets X Factor Finalist Mary Byrne on stage at the Convention Centre in Dublin, Ireland, Thursday May 19, 2011, on day three of a four-day state visit to the country. (AP Photo/Pool)

DUBLIN (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II is set to visit Cashel and Cork before leaving Ireland after a largely successful four-day trip.

Her first stop will be the Rock of Cashel, a group of medieval buildings on a limestone outcropping in southwest Ireland.

In Cork she will visit the English Market and the Tyndall National Institute, a high-tech institution created in 2004.

Irish newspapers Friday were filled with praise for her visit, which has focused on reconciliation between Britain and Ireland.

The queen and her husband Prince Philip plan to fly back to England after the stop in Cork.

She is the first British monarch to visit the Republic of Ireland.