Ireland is the first stop for President Barack Obama, who is stopping there on Monday, May 23, 2011, as part of a series of meetings across Europe.
For President John F. Kennedy, Ireland was the last leg on a similar European trip in June 1963. He arrived in Dublin on June 26 and left on June 30, 1963.
For more about President Obama's trip to Ireland, click here.
For more about President Kennedy's trip to Ireland, click here, or visit the web site of the John F. Kennedy Library & Museum.
For year round Irish cultural events in Massachusetts and the New England states, visit IrishMassachusetts.com.
For details on Irish-Americans who support President Obama, click here.