Boston Irishman in Irelandby Larry Donnelly
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Here in Ireland, we have had some very high profile visitors from the US recently. President Obama was in Belfast, where he gave a compelling speech on the future of Northern Ireland, and in Co. Fermanagh, for a meeting of the G8 nations. His wife, Michelle, and daughters, Sasha and Malia, spent nearly a full day and night in Dublin and also visited Glendalough, Co. Wicklow and Dalkey, Co. Dublin.
Additionally, a number of the Kennedy clan – including President Kennedy’s daughter, Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg, and former US Congressman Patrick Kennedy – visited New Ross, Co. Wexford and other places in Ireland to commemorate the 50th anniversary of JFK’s seminal visit to Ireland, just a few months before he was assassinated.