At the recent reception at the White House in light of St. Patrick’s Day, President Obama expressed his intention to visit Ireland again. Obama first visited Ireland in May 2011 taking in a trip to Moneygall, Co. Offaly to visit the birthplace of his ancestors during his time here.
President Obama described the Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny as a great leader and he also went on to say that the Irish economy was on the road to recovery and praised Mr. Kenny for his work during the period.
During his annual St. Patricks Day visit Mr Kenny stated: “There is a standing, open invitation to President Obama to come back to Ireland whenever is convenient and appropriate, and when he so wishes”. Mr. Kenny also hoped that the presence of popular golf vacations in Ireland would help lure President Obama to our shores sooner rather than later!