On Monday, 23 May, US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle visited Ireland.

Air Force One touched down in Dublin Airport shortly before 9.30am. The Obamas travelled by helicopter to Áras an Uachtaráin where they met President Mary McAleese and Dr McAleese before meeting Taoiseach Enda Kenny at Farmleigh House.

After a visit to the US Embassy in Ballsbridge, the Obamas travelled to Moneygall, Co Offaly. This small village is the ancestral home of Mr Obama and, despite the rain, both he and Michelle shook almost every hand in the crowd before drinking a pint of Guinness in the local.

Just before 6pm after a short helicopter trip back to Dublin, the US President delivered a rousing 20-minute speech to thousands of people at College Green concluding with 'is féidir linn' - the Irish version of his 2008 campaign slogan 'yes we can.

The Obamas attended a dinner with the US Ambassador to Ireland, Dan Rooney, before departing Ireland earlier than scheduled for Britain, due to the Icelandic ash cloud.

RTÉ's Coverage of the visit

Video Clips

Barack Obama's speech in full

Enda Kenny's speech in full

Barack Obama and Enda Kenny's remarks on their Farmleigh meeting

The Obamas enjoy a pint in Moneygall, Co Offaly

President McAleese greets the Obamas at Áras an Uachtaráin

Obama's car 'The Beast' gets stuck on a ramp at the US Embassy

The Obama's arrival in Dublin Airport

Highlights of Barack Obama in Ireland

Stories, Galleries and Extras

Barack Obama's visit to Ireland - As it Happened (live blog)

Barack Obama draws huge crowd in Dublin (main story)

The Obama's in Ireland - A Photo Gallery

Barack Obama in Pictures by News Now

The Transcript of Barack Obama's speech

The Transcript of Enda Kenny's speech

Your comments on the visit

Full Programmes

Special television programme - morning (featuring the Obama's arrival, visit to Áras an Uachtaráin, Farmleigh)

Special television programme - afternoon (featuring the Obama's visit to Moneygall)

Special television programme - evening (featuring the speeches and event at College Green, Dublin)

The Six One News

The Nine News

Morning Ireland reflects on the visit