Visits by HRH The Queen & President Obama


(Sheila Walshe-Blackmore) #1

Well, both visits are over and both passed without any problems, unless you count “the Beast” getting stuck on the exit ramp from the US Embassy in Dublin!



What did you think of the Queen’s visit? I thought it was perfectly judged and was sorry that security concerns didn’t allow the people of Ireland a chance to show her a real Irish welcome (thanks to the few nutcases). I really enjoyed her speech and using the “cupla focal”.



President O’Bama’s visit was a bit of a whistle stop tour but I thought his speech and that of Enda Kenny were good (even if Enda was accused of plagiarism!