Westlife and Mary Byrne to welcome the Queen

Wednesday May 11, 2011

Westlife and X Factor's Mary Byrne are set to welcome the Queen to the Emerald Isle in style.

For the monarch's first official visit to Ireland, the chart-topping boyband and former supermarket worker will perform at a special ceremony on May 19.

Organisers have described the evening as "a roll call of the best of Irish entertainment", with Irish President Mary McAleese set to be the guest of honour.

Irish ambassador to the UK Julian King will host the event at the Dublin Convention Centre in the city's docklands.

"This is the first state visit to Ireland, our closest neighbour," he said.

"We wanted to mark this historic occasion, and to reflect the huge support and interest there has been in this visit.

"It promises to be a memorable occasion, as opportunity to celebrate the Queen's visit, but also the love of music, the spoken word, fashion, and design that people from across our two countries share."

Photo: © Rex

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