President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama talk with Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny and his wife, Fionnuala Kenny, in the Green Room of the White House before a St. Patrick’s Day reception, March 17, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Irish Independent: US President Barack Obama will touch down in Ireland for a 24 hour visit on Monday morning. College Green, Dublin will now be the venue for a mass rally on Monday evening, where the President will address the crowd and there will be performances from Irish acts…
The President and his wife Michelle will be greeted by Taoiseach Enda Kenny when Air Force One touches down at Dublin Airport at 9.30 am on Monday. He will travel to the Phoenix Park and Aras an Uachtaran where President Mary McAleese will hold a formal reception.
He will then travel across the Park to Farmleigh where he will meet the cabinet. A visit to Monegall in Co Offaly is scheduled for the afternoon and it is thought the President will travel there by helicopter to visit his ancestral home, before returning to the capital for 5 pm and the concert and rally at College Green. President Clinton held a similar rally at the same location during his visit to Dublin in 1995.