Silhouette of castle in County Sligo
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Queen in Ireland: Sligo supports state visit

The Queen's visit to Ireland marks a symbolic healing of the rifts in the relationship between Britain and Ireland.

In 1979, the IRA assassinated her cousin, Lord Mountbatten, a popular regular visitor to County Sligo.

Although the Queen will not be going there during the trip, the county's support for the state visit is overwhelming.

Mark Simpson reports from Sligo.

  • 17 May 2011
  • From the section Europe
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