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Posted by oliver killeen on May 23, 2011 at 16:53:27:

a cara.....as i write monegall is still in a state of euphoria.....last night as i watched bbc world news....it flashed us to washington and the obamas boarding air force 1 ....this morning he landed in dublin under blustery conditions....but the weather was out of sync with the mood of the people....as president and first lady obama got a great ...cead mile failte from the many irish that descended on the capital.....later he met with our president....and then at farmleigh house our man from castlebar...an taoiseach enda kenny.....but the event that orbited the global airwaves was the presidents walkabout in moneygall....he broke with security protocol and he and his wife walked ...greeted and talked with the many that lined the street..this was a tremendous gesture ...and gratitude for the many locals who had hoped .....only....to get a glimpse of him...they signed autographs....hugged and kissed babies....and although the secret service ...monitored everything like eagles...the president moved along the line of well wishers.....even at times bending down to pick up things that dropped....then ....he entered the ...."ancestoral " home.....and then ...hayes pub....where again he sipped on a pint of liffey water.....this too broke protocol...as everything the president eats and drinks must be sampled before hand.........these maybe nothing more than symbolic gestures....but the impact they will have ...will send tsunamic waves through the tourism trade....i believe in his meeting with enda kenny.....a ripple of hope will add towards irelands rise out of its dark days....president obamas visit is already been talked in the same vein as that of john f kennedy's ....in the '60s...and his historic visit to new ross....or presidents regans visit to balyporeen.....over the last week ireland has extended the mantle of welcome ...to the queen....and...now the obamas....2011 will record these two visits ...as the most significant diplomatic events of the countrys history....the irish flag never waved so brilliantly ....as it has in the last week....this ...and the committment of an taoiseach....to restore our economy should ...and will ignite a new hope in our people....slainte mr president.....cead mile failte....its good to be irish.....and guiness is good for you....this gesture by the obamas will certainly enhance guiness stocks....and shares....a wind for change blew through ireland today....
....tog go bog e....



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