State Visit of King Juan Carlos and Queen Sophia of Spain to Ireland.
30th June 1986.
King Juan Carlos and Queen Sophia paid a state visit to Ireland at the invitation of President Hillery and the Irish people.
The duration of the visit was three days.
While at the museum The Royal Couple were pictured viewing the world famous Ardagh Chalice. In 1868,Patrick Flanagan,digging potatoes on the land of James Quinn,uncovered the artifact.He was rewarded for his find with a £10 note,a large sum in those days. The Chalice is reputed to have come from the monastery at Clonmacnoise and is said to have been made about the 8th century. How the Chalice made its way from Clonmacnoise,near Athlone to Ardagh in Limerick remains a mystery.
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