The Carlow Nationalist: The imminent arrival of US president Barack Obama has prompted 96-year-old PJ Furey to let his creative juices flow ….he has written a poem in tribute to the US president, honouring his historic visit to Ireland…
Arise you friendly Irish folk, And give a rousing cheer,
For the President of America, And his wife are coming here.
They arrive in Dublin City, On the twenty-third of May,
And thousands will be greeting them, On this historic day.
Then Barack gives a timely speech, And clearly lets us see,
He is the man for creed and clan, For peace and liberty.
And so to Offaly they go, To give a special call,
To visit their ancestor’s place, In dear old Moneygall.
And the people of the village, So faithful and so true,
Will proudly greet them when they call, With a Céad Míle Fáilte too.
They will thank the noble couple, And their good friends one and all,
And wish everyone fond memories, Of their time in Moneygall.
Now young and old in Erin’s isle, Wish Barack and Michelle,
Success in all they undertake, And a very long life as well!
President Barack Obama meets with staff in the Oval Office, May 11. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
The President’s town hall from today airs at 8:00 AM on CBS
In the morning, the President will deliver remarks at the National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast at the Mellon Auditorium.
Later in the morning, the President and the Vice President will meet with the Senate Republican Caucus in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building to discuss his legislative agenda and look for common ground on important issues
In the afternoon, the President and the Vice President will honor the National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) TOP COPS in the Rose Garden.
Later, the President will meet with the Congressional Black Caucus.
Later in the day, the President is interviewed by Telemundo.
Afterwards, the President will be interviewed by KINC Univision/Entravision Las Vegas, WLTV Univision 23 Miami and Telemundo Dallas.
Thank you sooooooooo much again to everyone who donated to Obama/Biden 2012 through The Obama Diary page on OFA – we reached our $1,000 target last night, just a couple of days after setting the page up, which was completely brilliant
Some of you very kindly got in touch today to ask me to up the limit from $1,000 so that they could donate too, so I’ve done that – thank you again.
I’m going to spare you all these reminders about the fundraiser, I’ve just put a link to the OFA page in the sidebar on the right, so if you ever have a spare $10 or so and feel like donating that would be great.
The legend that is Meta also has a fundraising page at OFA – here – which is heading towards $5,000. You’re a star, Meta.