The Prince of Wales has arrived at Lismore Castle in the the west Waterford town of Lismore on a private visit.

Prince Charles, who is accompanied by Camilla Parker Bowles, is in Ireland to attend the 60th birthday party of Lord Hartington, who is the son of the Duke of Devonshire, a relation of the prince.

The private party is taking place tomorrow night at Lismore Castle, the family's Irish ancestral home.

Security is tight at the town for the visit.