Sinn Féin mayor shakes Queen’s hand on Cashel visit

It has emerged that the Sinn Féin Mayor of Cashel, Cllr Michael Brown, shook Queen Elizabeth II’s hand during her visit to the town today.

The pair also enjoyed a brief conversation as the British monarch and her husband, Prince Phillip, toured the Rock of Cashel landmark.

The royals will be visiting Cork city this afternoon, where hundreds of well-wishers have already gathered to greet them.

Cllr Michael Brown was elected to Cashel Town Council in 1985. He lost it in 1999, before regaining it in 2004.

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