HRH The Prince of Wales and HRH The Duchess of Cornwall stayed at Ballyvolane House during their official visit to Cork this week. It was a huge privilege having them here and it has been an incredible few days. They are utterly charming. The Prince of Wales presented us with a bottle of Highgrove Organic gin and we gave him a bottle of Bertha’s Revenge Gin. I hope all the road closures and check-points weren’t too much of an inconvenience to all our neighbours. The Garda team handling the security operation were highly impressive and most professional. The Prince’s entourage from Clarence House and all the officials from the British Embassy and the Department of Foreign Affairs were a pleasure to deal with too. Their visit is great for us and the area and it has raised the profile of Cork. Thank you for staying! We really enjoyed having everyone here. It’s been quite a week!
(Thanks to Dave McClelland Photography for coming down to photograph the event).