The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall spent today in Co Kerry, the fourth and final day of their four-day visit to Ireland.

Their engagements included a visit to the ancestral home of Daniel O'Connell, Derrynane House, a performance in Tralee by the National Folk Theatre, Siamsa Tíre, and the presentation to the royal couple of the Order of Innisfallen in Killarney.

It has been an exhausting four days of engagements, beginning in Belfast and ending in Killarney.

The Prince of Wales, in particular, has been taken by the cultural and historic aspects of the visit. 

Derrynane House is the ancestral home of Daniel O'Connell, politician, statesman and champion of human rights in the mid-19th century.

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The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall arrived at Derrynane House by helicopter.

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla visited there before travelling to Tralee for performances of traditional music and dance at the Siamsa Tire National Folk Theatre.

Their visit marks the 50th anniversary of the arts centre.

Hundreds of people gathered to watch the couple and schoolchildren from all over Kerry formed a guard of honour at the entrance to the  centre. The stone-built theatre is located along the Wild Atlantic Way in Tralee Town Park.

Prince Charles and Camilla stopped to shake hands and chat with schoolchildren as they passed.

The folk theatre has been nurturing international champion dancers, musicians and singers over the past 50 years.

Musicians and and dancers perform before the royal couple at Siamsa Tire in Tralee 

Prince Charles and Camilla watched a stage show in the purpose-built theatre featuring the best of Irish traditional talent.

Anam is a new production that toured nationally in 2017. It showcases hard-shoe style dancing and sean nós singing.

The opening performance before the royal couple was Fadó Fadó, the longest running production of traditional music and dance depicting rural life in Ireland 100 years ago. 

A presentation of the Order of Innisfallen was made in Killarney where the royal couple visited both Killarney House and Muckross House, where Queen Victoria holidayed in 1861.

Queen Victoria's visit - lasting just three nights - is credited by many as kick-starting the area's flourishing tourist industry.

In pictures: Prince Charles and Camilla in Cork, Kerry

Yesterday, Prince Charles held private, separate meetings with Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin and Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald.

Both meetings lasted more than half an hour.

The couple were in Cork for a round of engagements, which included a visit to the city's English Market.

Additional reporting Teresa Mannion