Ireland prepares to welcome US President Barack Obama
Last week it was Queen Elizabeth now the people of Ireland are preparing to welcome another special guest - Barack Obama.
He will become the sixth serving American president to travel to the country when he will visit his ancestral home in the small village of Moneygall.
His great-great-great grandfather lived in the town before emigrating to America.
The BBC Ireland correspondent, Mark Simpson, reports from Moneygall.
23 May 2011