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HRH Prince Leonard is proud to announce his acceptance of the application for Overseas Citizenship of:

Miss Julia Galvin from the Republic of Ireland.


Picture courtesy Grady Winfield

On March 26 2009 Miss Julia Galvin arrived in Nain from her home in Ireland, having contacted HRH Prince Leonard in 2008 offering to represent this Principality in her chosen sports. HRH readily agreed to this offer and in return was pleased to accept Julia  as an honoured Overseas Citizen of the Principality and rather than proceed by mail Julia had decided that she would attend Nain in Person to receive her certificate and Passport etc and of course to receive her Royal Commission to represent this Principality in World Championship events wherever they may be held.

A small Ceremony was held in Nain in the company of a journalist and photographer from the Geraldton Guardian Newspaper, as well as others, where Miss Galvin proudly received her paperwork and Royal Appointment etc.

Julia was also presented with a full size Principality flag that she will now take with her to all events where she will see that it is flown and should her fine skills remain with her then many will see the Principality Flag waving above the winners dais.

Julia competes in many forms of novelty sports including World & Northern Ireland "Bog Snorkelling", "Mountain Bike Bog Snorkelling" and is also world renowned for her exploits in the finer skills involved in the "Wife Carrying World Championships" held yearly in Finland as well as in skills such as the "World Stone Skipping Championships". If there is a novelty sport you can count on the Principality representative Julia Galvin as being there. Julia competes around the world wherever the competitions may lead her! and will now compete as a Representative of the Principality of Hutt River

We at PHR are proud to have Julia representing us and will certainly be reporting on her exploits!

Check out Dame Julia's latest exploits in each of the sports shown on the left and
 notice of her current or upcoming exploits will be shown immediately below to enable all to follow.

Miss Julia Galvin elevated to Dame Julia Galvin DSOL

Sovereigns 85th Birthday Honours List 27th August 2010


Novel Sports Home
Alternative Games
Bog Snorkelling
Stone Skimming
Stone Throwing
Wife Carrying
Xmas Tree Throwing
Julia's Blog
PHR Sports Home

Dame Julia Galvin DSOL
Principality of Hutt River
Novelty Sports Representative.





Dame Julia Galvin
to represent the PHR at the:

2014 Stone Throwing Competition
Festival of Finn, Corofin - County Clare, Ireland.

Competition Date: May 04th 2014



Dame Julia Galvin
Represents the PHR at the:

2013 Stone Throwing Competition
Festival of Finn, Corofin - County Clare, Ireland.

(PUBLISHED May 2013)

Dame Julia Galvin
Represents the PHR at the:

2013 Xmas Tree Throwing Competition
County Clare, Ireland.

(PUBLISHED January 2013)


Dame Julia Galvin
Represents the PHR at the:

2013 Bog Snorkelling World Championships



Julia Galvin represented PHR in the:
World Wife Carrying Championships

July 06th & 07th 2012


PHR represented by Dame Julia Galvin at the:

2012 World Alternative Games Championships

August 17th to September 02nd at:
Llanwrtyd Wells in Powys, Mid Wales, UK

Check out PHR at the 2012 Alternative Games HERE!


Julia Galvin, PHR Novelty Sports representative again travels from Ireland to host the:
Second Geraldton Wife Carrying Championships.

Helping Geraldton celebrate Australia Day.
January 26th 2012

Report on Dame Julia Galvin officiating at Geraldton Australia Day Celebrations



2011 World Bog Snorkelling Championships
August 28th at:



Our Thanks to Ms Sue Chiera, Editor of the Geraldton Guardian Newspaper
for permission to publish the above article!


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