CG and Silvia are making a State Visit to Ireland, May 22-24th.https://www.kungahuset.se...73b3a16a59e055f2b86a.html
Schedule:Wednesday May 22
The King and Queen arrive in Ireland together with the members of the official delegation.Official welcome ceremony
President Michael D. Higgins and his wife Sabina Higgins receive the King Couple outside their residence, Áran an Uachtaráin, where an official welcome ceremony with national anthems, military honors and a tree planting ceremony follows. The minister, the state secretary and the official Swedish delegation participate.Wreaths
King places a wreath at the Garden of Remembrance, a garden in Dublin in memory of those who gave their lives in the Irish Freedom Fight.
Garden of Remembrancelink to other websiteVisit to Croke Park
Croke Park is the headquarters of Ireland's largest nonprofit culture and traditional sports association, the Gaelic Athletic Association. The royal couple, the minister and the secretary of state receive a demonstration of the traditional sports hurling and gaelic football. The Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Ireland hosts a lunch where the Chamber of Commerce's activities are presented. In connection with the visit, the King and Queen meet the participants in the Swedish business delegation.
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Gaelic Athletic Association link to other website
Swedish Chamber of Commercelink to other websiteReception at Dublin Mayor
In the afternoon, Dublin Mayor, Ardmhéara, Mr Nial gives a reception to the King and Queen, the Swedish delegation and Irish guests with a Swedish connection.
Mansion House Dublinlink to other websiteMeetings with the Spokesmen
King and Queen are welcomed by the Speaker of the House, Ceann Comhairle, Seán Ó Fearghaíl and the Speaker of the House, Cathaoirleach, Denis O'Donovan. Foreign Minister Margot Wallström and State Secretary Maja Fjaestad participate.
House of the Oireachtaslink to other website
Foreign Minister Wallström has a bilateral meeting with his Irish colleague Simon Coveney in the afternoon.State Banquet
In the evening, President Michael D. Higgins and Sabina Higgins host a dinner for the honor of the King and Queen.Thursday, May 23
Energy and Digitalization Minister Anders Ygeman will meet representatives of Google tomorrow.
State Secretary Maja Fjaestad has a bilateral meeting with Health Minister Simon Harris.Seminar on health issues
King and Queen attend the seminar "Meeting Future Health Challenges" together with State Secretary Maja Fjaestad. They are received by Ireland's Minister of Health, Simon Harris, who also talks with state secretary Fjaestad. The seminar provides opportunities for representatives of the Swedish and Irish government, experts in the health field, academia and business to meet to discuss how to meet future challenges in the health field.Literature seminar at the National Library
The King and Queen participate together with Foreign Minister Margot Wallström at the seminar, which highlights the mutual influence between Irish and Swedish writers and poets, and provides opportunities for exchange of experience and discussion on emigration and migration through history and up to the present. The seminar is moderated by Stephen Farran-Lee. The panel includes Joseph O'Connor, novelist and professor at the University of Limerick, Ola Larsmo, Swedish novelist and board member of PEN International, Melatu Uche Okorie, Nigerian-born author resident in Dublin and Marjaneh Bakhtiari, Swedish author and journalist born in Iran. In connection with the seminar, the photo exhibition "Portraits of Migration - Sweden beyond the headlines", produced by the Swedish Institute and signed by Alexander Mahmoud, opens.
Visit to EirGrid
King and Queen , together with energy and digitalisation minister Anders Ygeman, visit EirGrid, a state-owned company that develops and maintains Ireland's national electricity system. There are ongoing and planned collaborations with Swedish companies, including the East-West Interconnector, a green energy project between Ireland and the UK. Reception for the Swedish diaspora
King and Queen meet Swedes living in Ireland at a reception at The Stephen's Green Hibernian Club. Host is Ambassador Lars Wahlund.Meeting with An Taoiseach (Prime Minister)
King makes a courtesy visit to Irish Prime Minister An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD. Minister of Energy and Digitalization Anders Ygeman participates with members of the official Swedish delegation. Visit to Science Gallery
Queen visits Science Gallery. It encourages young people to learn through their interests, through exciting programs that bring creativity and joy to discover in areas where science and art meet. Since its opening in 2008, almost three million visitors have experienced more than 40 unique exhibitions. The Swedish Institute's Deputy Director General Mikaela Fredriksén Tollin Institute participates. Visit to the National Museum
King and Queen visit the National Museum and get a presentation of the exhibition "Ór - Ireland's Gold". The museum contains one of Europe's most important prehistoric gold collections, from 2200 BC. to 500 BC
Minister for Energy and Digitization Anders Ygeman and the State Secretary of the Ministry of Social Affairs Maja Fjaestad participate in a panel discussion, At the Forefront of the Tech Race - what lies ahead for Sweden and Ireland, together with representatives of, among others, Google and NASDAQ at WeWork Labs. The Swedish business delegation participates.The royal couple's dinner
The royal couple give a dinner at Trinity College to the honor of President Michael D. Higgins and Sabina Higgins. Åsa Jinder, national player, key harpist and composer, stands for music entertainment together with Maria Johansson, who accompanies the piano.Friday May 24 - Athlone
Seminar on how digital infrastructure shapes society and industry
The royal couple, together with energy and digitization minister Anders Ygeman and state secretary Maja Fjaestad, will attend the seminar at Ericsson Software Campus in Athlone. The seminar provides opportunities for representatives of the countries' governments, companies, academia and other experts to meet and discuss common challenges in the expansion of digital infrastructure in industry and in society in general. It also provides the opportunity to create networks for continued cooperation, as well as trade and investment opportunities. Ericsson Software Campus is one of Ericsson's leading research and development centers with over 1000 employees. You collaborate with the College of Technology in Athlone and are involved in the program "Infuse", which aims to create interest in technology among children. The Marine Institute in Galway
The King and Queen visit the Marine Institute in Galway together with State Secretary Maja Fjaestad. The Institute's mission is to coordinate and promote Ireland's marine research and development, promote economic development and protect the marine environment. An exhibition on sustainable fishing shows how complex fishing data is made for simple maps as support for sustainable management. Visit to the farmhouse in Burren
The farm is located in the village of Ballybornagh at the border with the counties of Galway and Clare, in a dramatic landscape similar to Öland. In order to protect the great biodiversity, with plants from Arctic, Alpine and Mediterranean areas, the owner of the farm participates in the so-called Burren program, which aims to promote sustainable agriculture and conservation of the landscape and heritage. The King and Queen, together with State Secretary Maja Fjaestad, receive a presentation of the Burren Hill and its unique biotope. You also get the opportunity to talk to the farmer Vincent Keane about animal husbandry as a prerequisite for maintaining the unique Burren landscape.Burren Smokehouse
The King Couple and State Secretary Maja Fjaestad receive a number of locally produced products presented by Bord Bia, a semi-governmental organization that works to promote Irish food industry. The products, which include salmon, goat cheese, seaweed and algae, are included in the so-called Burren Food Trail, which is the Irish Government's initiative to support rural development and local entrepreneurship in the region. The Burren Smokehouse is an example of how entrepreneurs have contributed to the development of Western Ireland by providing high quality products based on Irish wild salmon.
Minister of Energy and Digitalization Anders Ygeman has a bilateral meeting with Pat Breen TD, Minister of State with special responsibility for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection.