US First Lady visits Trinity College

US First Lady visits Trinity College

MICHELLE Obama and her daughters Sasha and Malia visited Trinity College Dublin today on the first leg of their tour of Ireland.

The US First Lady and her daughters were shown the Old Library at Trinity and were greeted by Provost Dr Patrick Prendergast.

The Obamas, who flew into Belfast this morning, were also shown the famous Book of Kells before being handed a presentation on their own family genealogy and connections to Ireland.

The research included details on President Obama’s Irish ancestry.

On the visit the Obamas were also shown the College Harp − Ireland’s oldest harp dating from the 15th century.

Following the trip to Trinity, the family were due to visit the US Embassy in Dublin before attending a special performance of Riverdance at the Gaiety Theatre.

Their two day visit will conclude tomorrow with the US First Lady set to visit the Wicklow Mountains National Park while her husband takes part in the G8 Summit in Co Fermanagh.