In pictures: William and Kate in Ireland - day two

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited a charities close to their heart on the second day of their first official visit to the Republic of Ireland.

Mental health and the environment dominated their engagements on Wednesday.

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William and Kate began the second day of their tour by visiting Jigsaw, a national mental health charity in Dublin's Temple Bar
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The couple were presented with mugs bearing the words One Good Adult
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The duke and duchess took a stroll down Love Lane in Temple Bar - it has been decorated with tiles bearing romantic quotes from films, literature and local sayings
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Crowds gathered for a glimpse of the royal couple in Temple Bar, Dublin's top tourist area
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The royal couple received a warm welcome from well-wishers who were armed with their camera phones
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Next stop - Savannah House in County Kildare, a residential facility run by social justice charity Extern, which supports young people with a range of issues from being homeless to dealing with drug and alcohol problems
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They were put to work preparing soup during their visit
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Table tennis was also on the menu
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Not quite a romantic stroll with so many cameras about but William and Kate stretched their legs on a visit to Howth Cliff, a popular walking path beside the Irish Sea
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Though one photographer managed to catch this intimate shot of the pair arm-in-arm
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Wednesday's itinerary also included a visit to the Teagasc research farm in County Meath to learn about its work promoting sustainable farming across Ireland
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William and Kate told schoolchildren at the farm that they would they like to return to Ireland and go on a cycling tour with their children