THE RUMOUR mill has gone into overdrive in Galway as evidence of a Royal visit continues to mount.
Kensington Palace announced that Prince William and Kate would be taking a trip to Ireland between the 3rd and the 5th of March, but details of where in the country the couple would be visiting have been kept tightly under wraps.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will undertake an official visit to Ireland between Tuesday 3rd March and Thursday 5th March, at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office #RoyalVisitIreland 🇮🇪 pic.twitter.com/hIE7dZ6wYR
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) February 11, 2020
That is, until images of what purports to be an official Garda notice began spreading across social media.
Several Galway businesses have apparently been issued with street closure notices for the 5th of March, although one business who initially posted the notice on Facebook have since removed the photograph.
The notice had warned of the closure of several streets in the city centre but did not say why. When contacted by The Irish Post, Mill Street Garda Station would neither confirm or deny whether the notices were official, but one local business told The Irish Post that Gardaí had been handing out the notices to deliverymen yesterday morning, 13 February.
Even while the visit to Europe's Capital of Culture 2020 has yet to be officially announced, The Connacht Tribune are reporting that the heir to the throne and his wife are set to visit Tig Chóilí on Mainguard Street and Salthill-Knocknacarra GAA Club.
Earlier this week, Kate Middleton visited a farm in County Down, Northern Ireland, as part of her charity campaign to raise awarness of issues which can arise during early years' childhood.