Prince Albert of Monaco is set to visit Mayo next month.
He will be unveiling a specially commissioned sculpture of his late mother, Princess Grace, in Newport.
The visit was confirmed by Newport Business Association this afternoon.
Prince Albert will be welcomed to Newport on Thursday, March 16, for the unveiling of the sculpture, which was created by Mayo sculptor Mark Rode.
The event will take place at 12 noon on the eve of St. Patrick's Day.
Darragh McGee who is one of the event organisers has been giving more details to Midwest News.