KILKENNY’S MAYOR, Martin Brett, was amongst the lucky few who met the Queen last week. Mayor Brett met Queen Elizabeth II and her husband the Duke of Edinburgh at the National Convention Centre in Dublin.
Mayor Brett described the event as one of the most moving he has ever attended. “I don’t think I’ve ever been as moved as I was by the show at the convention,” he said. Mayor Brett was particularly impressed by the stamina of the Queen. He said that at the end of the show which featured acts such as Mary Byrne and Westlife that the Queen had decided to go and personally congratulate all of the performers. Mayor Brett said “By the time she’d met 60 or 70 and the whole time there was sustained applause from the audience.”
Mayor Brett said that he felt the Queen had touched all our lives. “You couldn’t but be touched by the graciousness of the lady. She wouldn’t have to say very much and you’d be touched. She touched all our lives and I think we’ve all been enriched by meeting her.”