Welcome Mr. President
It's been said that there's a bit of Ireland in everyone and that's certainly been true of U.S. Presidents, past and present. From John F. Kennedy who visit the old homestead in Dunganstown, County Wexford in 1963 to Ronald Regan, who found his way to Tipperary and an ardent Irish welcome in 1984. American Presidents have a history of returning to their Irish roots.
In fact, every U.S. President since JFK - and an astonishing 22 of 44 Commanders-in-Chief to date - have claimed Irish heritage. Many were Scots-Irish, who emigrated to the southern states, including "Old Hickory" himself, Andrew Jackson. While George Washington may may not have slept here, Woodrow Wilson, Grover Cleveland and Theodore Roosevelt had ancestors who did. We welcome you to do the same.
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Take a video tour around Ireland as the locals show you their hidden gems. You'll be surprised to see all there is to discover from Cork to the Causeway Coast and everywhere in between. What better way to get off the beaten track than with the locals? Get insider tips on where to find the freshest seafood, most beautiful gardens, liveliest pubs and so much more.
Follow in the footsteps of Joyce, Wilde and the American President! Browse through manuscripts at the Dublin Writers Museum. See the beautiful Book of Kells at Trinity College. With literary history at every corner, it's easy to see why UNESCO named Dublin the world's fourth City of Literature.
The haunting castles that dot the Irish countryside are full of tales and unbelievable beauty that are sure to take you breath away. Whether you find yourself kissing the Blarney Stone or treating yourself to a luxurious night at Ashford Castle, the houses, castles and gardens of Ireland are unlike those found anywhere else.