Monday, May 23, 2011

The President and First Lady Continue Their Journey in Ireland

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The President and First Lady continue their journey in Ireland to the maternal ancestral home in Moneygall.


An image of U.S. President Barack Obama is displayed over the crowd awaiting his arrival to address them at College Green in Dublin May 23, 2011. Obama, starting a four-nation tour of Europe in Ireland on Monday, said he wanted to encourage bilateral trade and would do all he could to help the country's economic recovery.
----- REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque



President Barack Obama's speech in College Green Dublin



President Barack Obama paid a visit to the small Irish village where his great-great-great grandfather once lived and worked as a shoemaker, an improbable and memorable pilgrimage for America's first black president into his Irish past.













A US flag flies above the crowd waiting to hear US President Barack Obama deliver a speech at College Green in Dublin on May 23, 2011. Obama landed in Ireland on May 23, 2011 for a visit celebrating his ancestral roots, kicking off a four-nation European tour.
---- NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images


A newspaper vendor holds up a stack of papers with the front page headline "Welcome Home" in reference to U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to the Republic of Ireland in Dublin, Monday, May 23, 2011. Obama paid a joyful visit Monday to the small Irish village where his great-great-great grandfather once lived and worked as a shoemaker, an improbable and memorable pilgrimage for America's first black president into his Irish past.
----AP Photo/Matt Dunham


DUBLIN, IRELAND - MAY 23: US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama attend a rally on College Green on May 23, 2011 in Dublin, Ireland. US President Obama is visiting Ireland for one day. Earlier he met with Irish President Mary McAleese, Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland Enda Kenny and visited his ancestral home in Moneygall, County Offaly.
----Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images


DUBLIN, IRELAND - MAY 23: US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama attend a rally on College Green on May 23, 2011 in Dublin, Ireland. US President Obama is visiting Ireland for one day. Earlier he met with Irish President Mary McAleese, Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland Enda Kenny and visited his ancestral home in Moneygall, County Offaly.
--- Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images


US President Barack Obama speaks at an Irish celebration in Dublin on May 23, 2011. The visit to Ireland is the first stop on Obama's week-long European tour which will also take in Britain, a G8 summit in France and Poland.
-----JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images


DUBLIN, IRELAND - MAY 23: US President Barack Obama speaks at a rally in College Green on May 23, 2011 in Dublin, Ireland. U.S. President Obama is visiting Ireland for one day. Earlier he met with Irish President Mary McAleese, Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland Enda Kenny and visited his ancestral home in Moneygall, County Offaly.
----- Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images


U.S. President Barack Obama embraces an audience member after speaking at College Green in Dublin, Ireland, Monday, May 23, 2011.
----AP Photo/Charles Dharapak



U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama greet the crowd at College Green in Dublin, Ireland, Monday, May 23, 2011.
----AP Photo/Charles Dharapak





Crowds line the street waiting for U.S. President Barack Obama to visit his ancestral home in Moneygall May 23, 2011. Obama sipped a pint of stout and cuddled babies on Monday as a tiny Irish village on Monday welcomed home "a long lost cousin" with an outpouring of affection. Hoisting a glass of Guinness at Ollie Hayes pub as fiddle music played, Obama thus began a four-nation tour of Europe with a celebration of his ancestral roots.
----REUTERS/Larry Downing



US President Barack Obama (C) and First Lady Michelle Obama (L) wait to get their glasses of Guinness in a pub as they visit Moneygall village in rural County Offaly, Ireland, where his great-great-great grandfather Falmouth Kearney hailed from, on May 23, 2011. Obama landed in Ireland on May 23, 2011 for a visit celebrating his ancestral roots, kicking off a four-nation European tour.
-----JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images


US President Barack Obama (2ndL) and First Lady Michelle Obama (L) sip Guinness at a pub as they visit Moneygall village in rural County Offaly, Ireland, where his great-great-great grandfather Falmouth Kearney hailed from, on May 23, 2011. Obama landed in Ireland on May 23, 2011 for a visit celebrating his ancestral roots, kicking off a four-nation European tour.
----JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images


U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama drink Guinness beer as they meet with local residents at Ollie Hayes pub in Moneygall, Ireland, the ancestral homeland of his great-great-great grandfather, Monday, May 23, 2011.
-----AP Photo/Charles Dharapak






US President Barack Obama (CR) and First Lady Michelle Obama (CL) greet local residents as they visit Moneygall village in rural County Offaly, Ireland, where his great-great-great grandfather Falmouth Kearney hailed from, on May 23, 2011. Obama landed in Ireland on May 23, 2011 for a visit celebrating his ancestral roots, kicking off a four-nation European tour.
-----JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images



U.S. President Barack Obama smiles as he shakes hands with a crowd of local residents in his ancestral home in Moneygall May 23, 2011. Obama sipped a pint of stout and cuddled babies on Monday as a tiny Irish village on Monday welcomed home "a long lost cousin" with an outpouring of affection. Hoisting a glass of Guinness at Ollie Hayes pub as fiddle music played, Obama thus began a four-nation tour of Europe with a celebration of his ancestral roots.
-----REUTERS/Larry Downing





Children wave US flags as they queue to see US President Barack Obama address a rally at College Green in Dublin, Ireland, on May 23, 2011. US President Barack Obama landed in Ireland on Monday for a visit celebrating his ancestral roots, kicking off a four-nation European tour.
----CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images



DUBLIN, IRELAND - MAY 23: Youths wear Stars and Stripes as they wait for US President Obama on May 23, 2001 in Dublin, Ireland. U.S. President Obama is visiting Ireland for one day. He will meet with distant relatives in Moneygall and speak at a rally in central Dublin after a concert.
-----Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images



DUBLIN, IRELAND - MAY 23: People line up for a security check before a concert at which US President Obama will appear on May 23, 2001 in Dublin, Ireland. U.S. President Obama is visiting Ireland for one day. He will meet with distant relatives in Moneygall and speak at a rally in central Dublin after a concert.
----- Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images




2 comments:

The Angry Independent said...

He's getting a better welcome in Ireland than he gets in some parts of his own country. But good to see the large crowds...and enthusiasm.

rikyrah said...

It was very heartening to see such the positive response to them in Ireland.