ireland live

Two Irish television channels will have live online coverage of the President and First Lady’s visit on Monday, RTE and TV3

Sometimes their live online stuff isn’t available for viewing outside Ireland, but that’s usually for major sports events – hopefully everyone willl be able to watch on Monday.

The President and First Lady are due to arrive in Dublin around 9:30 AM Irish time, which is 4:30 AM US Eastern time


Irish Times: Plans are coming together for Monday afternoon’s big concert in honour of Barack Obama on College Green in Dublin. An early-evening start was originally envisaged, but the concert has been brought forward to mid-afternoon, and it is expected that the grand finale will take place at around 6pm.

President Obama is unlikely to attend the whole of the two-hour show, but he will join his hosts from the Government for the entertainment as soon as he gets back from the revels in Moneygall.

While the final line-up has yet to be finalised speculation is growing that Bono, U2 or both may make a surprise appearance. Bono is an admirer of Obama, saying in a recent Hot Press interview: “There is nothing fake about this man.”

The band are currently on tour in North America, but their dates leave a window of opportunity: they play Denver tonight, then Salt Lake City on Tuesday. With the help of God and a private jet, anything is possible. 😆

Meanwhile, we hear that Sharon Shannon, Mundy, The Coronas and Imelda May will be among those taking the stage.

A number of leading Irish actors will give readings, among them Brendan Gleeson and Gabriel Byrne. Top sporting figures, such as Pádraig Harrington, Robbie Keane and Brian O’Driscoll, will also take part.

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19 Responses to “ireland live”

  1. 1 sherijr
    May 21, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    Can not wait.. I’m so excited its as if I’ll be there too 😉 Thank you Ireland!

  2. 3 UT Austin Liberal
    May 21, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    Holy Shipoopi… that’s a really early wake-up call. You know what? For you POTUS: Heck YEAH!!!!!!! See you at 4:30am 😀

  3. 4 meta
    May 21, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    OH FUN!! Thank you for organizing this treasure of information. So his arrival will be about 1:30 AM Pacific. I’ll probably have more than a couple of screens open for the event. Can’t wait! Oh, and GABRIEL BYRNE? SIGH.

  4. 6 GGail
    May 21, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    Early to bed, early to rise- that’s my upcoming Sunday nite/Monday morn schedule.

  5. 9 HZ
    May 21, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    Good Morning to my family here. Concerning the activities and meetings for POTUS and FLOTUS Europe trip, Lynn Sweet has on her site a very exciting and full schedule of the President’s entire trip. I am not computer savy, so I do not know how to put up the link? Can you help me, please or do it for us? You and Chipstick. Here is the information: Lynn Sweet, Chicago Sun-Times. To the right of the page there are headlines and there is one for this entire trip. His staff members give a detail schedule of each day and each activities. I share that because we really need to send up prayers and good thoughts for this trip. It is full, grueling and very interesting. Can you all help get it up on our blog here? Thanks so much Meta and Chipsticks. Love you all so much.

  6. 11 Me4obama
    May 21, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    Chills all over my body everytime I read more. This is a BFD, setting my alarm clock for 4 a.m, To watch the arrival, can’t miss a thing, no way, no how.

    • 12 VC prezOfan2
      May 21, 2011 at 8:39 pm

      Me4O – What do you umean you’re setting your alarm for 4am, isn’t it already set there? I was under the impression that this was around the time you get up to michelle, or are you saying that you do not do your michelling on holidays/Monday mornings? Inquiring minds want to know. 😉

  7. 15 Fred
    May 21, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    can’t go wrong with U2;Bono and I love Gabriel Byrne and Harrington is such a great golfer 😀

  8. 16 Pragmaticadult
    May 21, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    I found an iPhone app called “obama Ireland” and it’s free to download.

    May 21, 2011 at 2:53 pm


  10. 18 Asher in Boston
    May 21, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    Cant wait. I am working over night, so I will have to sneak into a patients room and watch his arrival. LOL. Hope i dont get caught and then fired. But i will take my chances.

    • 19 VC prezOfan2
      May 21, 2011 at 8:43 pm

      Be careful, don’t do anything silly. After all, Ms Chips will be sure to have it here for us later. A friend just told me recently that they’re doing an ‘audit’ re personal computer and telephone use at his government job., so everyone was somewhat apprehensive.

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