Barack Obama is set to return to Ireland

It's been six years since his last visit.

Who could forget the president's visit to Offaly?
Who could forget the president’s visit to Offaly?

Barack Obama, who will step down as US President in the next two weeks,  is set to return to Ireland in the coming year, according to US ambassador to Ireland Kevin O’Malley.

It’s been almost six years since the President visited Ireland, along with the first lady Michelle Obama, and attracted over 60,000 people to College Green, Dublin, where he spoke positively about the relationship between Ireland and America.

The powerful couple also took time out of their trip to pay a visit to Hayes Bar in Moneygall, County Offaly – the area Barack’s ancestors, the Kearneys, hail from.

He attracted tens of thousands of people to College Green.
He attracted tens of thousands of people to College Green.

Now it seems that Barack is intent on returning to Ireland, only this time it will no longer be as president, as he prepares to leave his hand over the position once Donald Trump is inaugurated on the 20th January.

US ambassador to Ireland Kevin O’Malley has said that the political leader indicated to him he will be returning to Ireland very soon. “The last sentence the president said to me on Wednesday of this week, when we were saying goodbye, was ‘please tell them I’m coming,” Kevin said.

“I think that’s the President’s way of saying informally you will probably see him again, and my guess is in the coming year or so.”

We can’t wait for Barack to return to Ireland!

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