A North Clare Welcome For The Swedish Royal Couple

Last Friday, we saw Saffron and Blue flags of a different kind line the streets in North Clare. Rather than the Banner’s flag, it was the Swedish flag that was proudly flying in Lisdoonvarna as the small town welcomed King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia on the final leg of their Irish state visit.
Along with a tour of an eco-farm in the Burren, the royal couple took in a trip to the Burren Smokehouse restaurant, run by Swedish native Birgitta Curtin, before departing.