Obama to visit Ireland!

2011-05-19 17:00:00

Not only have we had a visit from the Queen of England this week but we are also expecting a visit from the 44th President of the United States of America, Barack Obama. According to reports, he is due to fly into Dublin Airport at 10am on Monday morning and from there will visit our President, Mary McAleese, at Áras an Uachtaráin. I'm hoping to make it into the Carlton Dublin Airport early to watch Air Force One land from the birds-eye view on our balcony! Although he is only here for the day he is planning to visit his ancestral home in Moneygall, Co. Offaly followed by a public speech at College Green. I’ve no doubt there will be a great turn out with most likely half of the country traveling to Dublin to see him and those that don’t will probably be celebrating in their home towns. I know the Carlton Millrace Hotel are planning to celebrate with an exclusive sale. To mark the fact that Obama is the 44th President of the US, they are offering rooms for only €44, bookable all through next week! If you are planning a trip to Wexford over the next few months then next week is the time to book.

Speaking of the Carlton Millrace Hotel, the Wexford GAA Supporters Golf Classic was held in Bunclody Golf and Fishing Club, which is across from the hotel, last Thursday the 12th of May. The event was sponsored by the Carlton Hotel Group and it was great to see such a large turn out. There was a great buzz around the golf club all day with people and businesses from all over the county of Wexford coming to show their support to the Wexford GAA. I didn’t make the event myself but I believe it was a fantastic day and it really showed that the support and passion for our native sport is still very much alive. Although I didn't make it down last week I'm heading down to the golf club tomorrow for a game so I hope the weather is good!

Of course the big event this weekend is the Heineken Cup final in Cardiff. I’m actually making the trip over to Wales to see the match live and I’d like to take this opportunity to wish Leinster the best of luck. Either way it should be a great match but hopefully we’ll be coming home Heineken Cup champions!

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