Too many blissful moments to choose from today, but go on then …. I’ll pick these three minutes … just listen to the crowd from 0:18 and watch the President and First Lady’s reaction:
And these five photos….
1 Because the President visiting Ireland meant so, so much to Dan Rooney – just look at his face at Dublin airport this morning, and the way he’s holding the President’s hands:
2 Because the sight of President Obama with a hurley in his hands just cracked me up …. especially when he threatened to use it against Congress:
3 Because the Obamas’ visit to Moneygall gave the village’s people a day they will never, ever forget:
4 Because this photo just showed how fun and utterly lovely the first couple are:
5 Because, for me, this photo is iconic. The sight of President Obama pointing towards the skies, in the general direction of the Irish flag, will hardly make Ireland’s economic disaster go away …. but his speech today made more than a few Irish folk believe that Ireland can come back again: Is Féidir Linn … Yes We Can.
Can I have a sixth? Please? Thanks!
Because they said President Obama couldn’t possibly attract as big a crowd in Dublin as Bill Clinton did 15 years ago.
He did ;-)
Thank you for your company on a beautiful day – I won’t be able to post as frequently tomorrow, but I’ll do my best ;-)
President Obama meets Irish President Mary McAleese at her official residence in Dublin
President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are greeted by Irish President Mary McAleese and her husband Martin
The signatures of President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are seen in a visitors book at Aras an Uachtarain
President Barack Obama stands with Ireland’s President Mary McAleese at the Peace Bell during a tree planting ceremony
President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama stand with Ireland’s President Mary McAleese and husband Martin McAleese as they meet Irish school children at the Peace Bell during a tree planting ceremony
President Barack Obama arrives to meet Taoiseach Enda Kenny at Farmleigh House in Dublin
Taoiseach Enda Kenny and his wife Fionnuala greet the President and First Lady at Farmleigh
Lines form in Dublin for this afternoon’s concert and speech by President Obama
President Barack Obama swings a hurling stick given to him by Taoiseach Enda Kenny
US first lady Michelle Obama gestures beside Fionnuala Kenny wife of Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny as they view an embroidered panel depicting the Norman Invasion during a tour of Farmeligh House