A Royal Encounter: space, spectacle and the Queen’s visit to Ireland 2011

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    Abstract

    This commentary reflects on the first official visit made by a British monarch to Ireland since its independence. Focusing on three key moments of Queen Elizabeth's itinerary – the Garden of Remembrance, the Irish National War Memorial, Islandbridge, and the state banquet, Dublin Castle – I suggest that efforts to simultaneously honour rebels/soldiers in acts of public remembrance sought to re-position the past between these two islands in ways which recognised conflict but also aspired towards reconciled understandings of how that past could be more peacefully calibrated.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)194-200
    Number of pages7
    JournalThe Geographical Journal
    Volume178
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2012

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Geography, Planning and Development
    • Earth-Surface Processes

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