Prince Albert visits the Grainne Uaile

PRINCE ALBERT of Monaco visited his ancestral home in Newport, Co Mayo, at the end of his State visit to Ireland. Back in 1979, Princess Grace and her husband, Prince Rainier, had examined architectural plans to restore the remains at Drimurla – the ruined cottage where her grandfather, John Peter Kelly, was born and reared, before emigrating to the US in 1887. However, it was not to be for she died three years later.