London
15°
mist
humidity: 93%
wind: 4m/s SSW
H 22 • L 17
Weather from OpenWeatherMap


News

US First Lady visits Trinity College

The Obamas with Dr Prendergast in Trinity College

MICHELLE Obama and her daughters Sasha and Malia visited Trinity College Dublin today on the first leg of their tour of Ireland.

The US First Lady and her daughters were shown the Old Library at Trinity and were greeted by Provost Dr Patrick Prendergast.

The Obamas, who flew into Belfast this morning, were also shown the famous Book of Kells before being handed a presentation on their own family genealogy and connections to Ireland.

More News:

The research included details on President Obama’s Irish ancestry.

On the visit the Obamas were also shown the College Harp − Ireland’s oldest harp dating from the 15th century.

Following the trip to Trinity, the family were due to visit the US Embassy in Dublin before attending a special performance of Riverdance at the Gaiety Theatre.

Their two day visit will conclude tomorrow with the US First Lady set to visit the Wicklow Mountains National Park while her husband takes part in the G8 Summit in Co Fermanagh.

Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

James Martin
ABOUT 

James Martin is a freelance journalist. Follow him @JamesIsMartin

Welcome to Irish post

Please share your email address to view the article

One comment on “US First Lady visits Trinity College”

  1. Liseth

    Lovely family!

    Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

About us

The Irish Post is the biggest selling national newspaper to the Irish in Britain.

Irishpost.co.uk delivers all the latest Irish news to our online audience around the globe.

Contact Editorial

Editorial: editor@irishpost.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 8900 4193

Advertise

Advertising: advertising@irishpost.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 8900 4137

Subscribe

Irish Post