MELANIA TRUMP enjoyed a special cultural showcase upon arrival in Shannon.
The First Lady was treated to a performance that included Irish music, dance and poetry hosted by Ireland’s Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan.
It was a chance for the FLOTUS to see a different side of Ireland and a country with a rich heritage in the performing arts.
A selection of musicians and performers from the local area took to the stage in what proved a memorable occasion for all involved.
.@flotus was treated to a special cultural performance from local musicians in the Shannon area this afternoon. She was joined by Irish Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan 🇮🇪🇺🇸 #trumpinireland pic.twitter.com/IhSbegQhfU
— U.S. Embassy Dublin (@USEmbassyDublin) June 5, 2019
The show came while her husband, President Donald Trump, met with Taosiseach Leo Varadkar to discuss Brexit and Irish migrants in America.
And while the President got himself into a spot of bother with Varadkar over his comments regarding Ireland’s ongoing border issues, the First Lady had no such problems.
It’s not every day you get to style @josephamadigan in #vintage as she hosts The First Lady Melania @FLOTUS for her official visit to @ShannonAirport #culture #vintagefindsyou 🙏👗🇺🇸🇮🇪 pic.twitter.com/AU25KpzUz2
— Vintage Finds You (@VintageFindsYou) June 5, 2019
In fact, there were happy faces all round, with Madigan later taking to social media to how much she enjoyed the show.
It featured performances from singers, dancers and musicians of all ages and, though closed to the press, was said to be quite the occasion.
Hosted @FLOTUS Melania Trump at a special cultural showcase of Irish ☘ music, dance & poetry at @ShannonAirport as part of #TrumpVisit.
We both really enjoyed the event. Maith sibh go léir!👏 #TrumpInIreland @DeptAHG @merrionstreet @dfatirl
— ⚖️Josepha Madigan (@josephamadigan) June 5, 2019
Minister Madigan tweeted: "Hosted @FLOTUS Melania Trump at a special cultural showcase of Irish music, dance & poetry at @ShannonAirport as part of #TrumpVisit.
"We both really enjoyed the event. Maith sibh go léir! #TrumpInIreland @DeptAHG @merrionstreet @dfatirl"
— Niall O'Callaghan (@Niall_SHeritage) June 5, 2019
The appearance came as part of the President’s trip to his luxury hotel and golf resort in Doonbeg, Co Clare, ahead of the 75th anniversary of D-Day.