After visiting Jigsaw and Extern in the morning, it was the time for a quick outfit change for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who are on three days visit to Ireland. William and Catherine travelled to County Meath to visit the Teagasc Animal and Grassland Research Centre at Grange to learn more about their pioneering research into sustainable farming.
Teagasc – the Agriculture and Food Development Authority – is the national body providing integrated research, advisory and training services to the agriculture and food industry and rural communities.
During the Teagasc visit, the royal couple heard about promoting biodiversity and developing hedgerows so they are suitable nesting sites and berries for the birds and plenty of flowers for pollinators from Catherine Keena, Countryside Management Specialist.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were also shown three cows, each with twin calves, which are part of the Derrypatrick demonstration suckler herd at the Teagasc Grange.
William and Catherine heard more about Research Farm’s pioneering research to promote sustainable farming across Ireland, where they spoke to a group of farmers who have implemented the research into their own practices.
They also talked about the efforts underway to reduce the carbon footprint of beef production.
During the farm visit, the royal couple was joined by a group of school children who welcomed the Duchess with a posy. From People’s report,
They talked about bringing their children over,” teacher Sandra Connolly says.
The excited children from Kiltale primary school told the royal couple about their healthy eating projects during the visit to Teagasc research farm.
Thaddeus, 11 — whose project was about sustainable farming and agriculture’s effect on greenhouse gas emissions — says, “They said they wanted to bring their kids over soon to show our project.
After the visit to Teagasc, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were back in Dublin, where they visited incredibly scenic Howth in the sunny afternoon, taking in sweeping views of the Irish coastline on the famous cliff walk.
They were joined by Paul Connolly, CEO & All-Ireland Ocean Youth Ambassador, Eimear Manning and discussed the vital role of the ocean change, and actions to safeguard it for future generations were the focus of conversations.
The couple stopped on the way to talking to the locals.
The pics of the walk remind us of the time when William and Catherine returned to Angelsey after their wedding in 2011. We used to get a glimpse of the then newly married couple spending time walking along the beach.
For the second part of the day Catherine was in her comfort zone when it came to style. The country girl, The Duchess of Cambridge wore Dubarry of Ireland Friel Utility Jacket in olive. Thanks to Caroline Parr for the id.
The €349 jacket is described as, “An elegant country sports jacket, the Friel has GORE-TEX technology with a lightweight fill, meaning waterproof warmth without bulk. A belted waist gives a flattering, tailored silhouette that pairs brilliantly with stretch jeans and over a warm knit.” Trim Tailored for excellent shape and fit, Crease-resistant jacket has Concealed centre front zip, Leather-covered belt buckles Back vents with hidden snaps. It is currently available in three colours.
Underneath the jacket, Catherine was wearing Barbour by Alexa Chung Bella Shirt. Thanks to Laura on Twitter for the quick id. The navy/olive check £99 shirt is a modern update on the classic Barbour shirt, the Bella is made from soft, smooth cotton in an easy button-up design that makes a statement thanks to the ruffles and ties neck. The shirt is also available in red print on John Lewis,
As expected her trusty Penelope Chilvers Long Tassel Boots were back today.
The Daniella Draper Mini Cupid Hoops With Baby Shamrock Charms finished the look.
In the evening, William and Catherine attended a reception hosted by the Tánaiste, Simon Coveney, in central Dublin.
Palace shared this beautiful shot of the couple to mark the visit.