Queen at the Tyndall Institute
The 20th of May 2011 marked a historical day for the city of Cork, as it played host to the visit of Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen was driven to some of Cork City's famous buildings, and given a tour around both the Tyndall Institute owned by University College Cork and the famous English Market where she was greeted by some of the owners of the stalls inside. Large numbers of people crowded the streets to see the Queen, in return for which she spent some time speaking to the public after her visit to the market.
“The visit by HM Queen Elizabeth II represents a unique opportunity to showcase all that is good in our great city. Our rich history and our recognition as the Food Capital of Ireland will be a story well told by the tour of the English Market. Similarly, the Tyndall Institute will deliver a message of Ireland at the forefront of science and technological innovation in the 21st century" (Lord Mayor Councillor Michael O' Connell)