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By Frances Toner
Grace Kelly is surely one of the most iconic Hollywood stars of the 1950s. Her beauty and elegance were breathtaking. The fact that her grandfather was a bricklayer from Newport in Mayo just adds to the legend. In September (14 to 16), Newport will be hosting the inaugural Grace Kelly Film Festival to honour her life and glittering career. So how does a town with no cinema host a film festival? That is simple – by bringing in a mobile 100-seater cinema and transforming the local school into a venue fit to honour the Hollywood star and real-life princess.
Not for the first time the small village of Newport became a hive of activity because of a visit from the royal family of Monaco. On Wednesday, following in the footsteps of his late mother and father, Prince Albert of Monaco visited the ancestral home of his late mother, Princess Grace, in the west of the county.
Over the next five years the Marine Insitute in Oranmore and the Institut de Océanographique of Monoco are to further strengthen ties working closely together on research and cutting-edge technology to solve the challenges facing sustainable development of the oceans.
Prince Albert II of Monaco and his fiancée Charlene Wittstock will visit Newport next week as part of a three-day State visit to Ireland from April 4 to 6.
Galway is set to receive a royal visit next week in the form of Prince Albert II of Monaco who will be stopping by the Marine Institute at Rinvelle, Oranmore, at the end of his three-day trip.
Fankie Gavin & De Dannan performed tracks from their new album Jigs Reels & Rock’n’Roll for Prince Albert of Monaco and his fiancéE Charlene Wittstock.
Tom Cullivan, one of Ireland’s finest classical composers, and a long-term resident of Furbo, recently premièred his piano piece ‘Fáilte Uí Cheallaigh’ for Prince Albert II of Monaco.