During her stay in Ireland, the FLOTUS (First Lady of the United Stated of America) has enjoyed some exciting activities, from touring the Old Library at Trinity College to drinking in the natural splendour of the majestic Wicklow Mountains.
Whether you’re planning a trip to Ireland or you just love learning about the country and all that is has to offer, you’ll enjoy reading this quick guide to planning a “First Lady” experience in the Emerald Isle.
After all, she’s a VIP, and she’s able to enjoy any attractions she wants. Therefore, following her preferred itinerary may provide you with a truly top-tier vacation that you remember fondly for the rest of your life.
However, you may not be able to arrange a private pub lunch with U2 front man, Bono (and his wife Ali), as Michelle Obama did!
Whether you’re travelling solo, with friends, or with a partner, you’ll find that exploring Ireland, First Lady-style, is highly educational and very entertaining…
How to Enjoy the “First Lady” Irish Experience
Grab a Pub Lunch at Finnegan’s of Dalkey
While visiting Ireland, the First Lady grabbed some traditional Irish grub at Finnegan’s of Dalkey.
When you visit this popular drinking establishment, you’ll also be able to enjoy Bacon & Cabbage, Deep Fried Haddock, and other exciting and hearty Irish fare.
According to reports from locals, her daughters attended the pub get-together, as did Bono and his wife.
Meant to a be a private and un-official aspect of Obama’s trip, this meeting soon became the talk of the town.
You’ll find Finnegan’s of Dalkey just south of Dublin.
Take a Tour of Wicklow Mountains National Park
This gorgeous national park is the home of some of Ireland’s most beautiful flora and fauna. Heath and bog-cloaked uplands lead to the granite slopes of scenic Mount Wicklow.
If you love serene river valley views, majestic mountains and wildlife, you’ll find that this exceptional park offers something truly unforgettable. Keep your eyes peeled for common lizards, smooth newts and a plethora of rare plants and flowers.
Marvel over the Book of Kells (at the Old Library of Trinity College)
Michelle Obama and her daughters were treated to a private and exclusive tour of the Old Library at Trinity College, Dublin. This library houses the ancient, illuminated manuscript known as the Book of Kells.
If you visit the Emerald Isle, you may not get a private, VIP tour. However, you’ll still be welcome to enjoy the beauty and symbolism of the Book of Kells, which is considered one of Ireland’s premier art treasures.
Created in the Early Medieval Period, this stunning manuscript depicts four books of the Gospel, and it’s embellished with Celtic knot work and drops of shining gold paint.
Celebrate Ireland with Traditional Jewelry
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Your new Claddagh ring will symbolize love, loyalty, affection, and it will represent thousands of years of Irish culture and history.