May 29 2011

Postcards from Ireland

It has been a big couple of weeks in Ireland, as our Rugby friend Kieran from Dublin has pointed out.

The Queens visit was the first ever by a reigning British monarch since the republic was established in 1922 (Queen Victoria had visited Dublin with similar security fears in 1900).

It was followed only a few days later by President O’bama having a pint of Guinness in his ancestral village, Moneygall.

It appears that against the odds both Heads of State ‘won the hearts’ of the Irish, and provided a much needed distraction from their economic problems.

Kieran points us to these slideshows from the Irish Times, which include the excellent speeches given by the visitors.

Queen

The Queens Visit – Slideshow

Obama

The President’s VIsit – Slideshow

What I Learnt On 29th May in other years

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