It’s St. Patrick’s Day at the White House today. President Obama will kick off the belated celebration with a meeting with Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny at the White House this morning.
“The president looks forward to commemorating his fourth St. Patrick’s Day in the White House with the Taoiseach and Mrs. Kenny, and to reciprocating the warm hospitality the Irish people extended to the president and Mrs. Obama during their visit to the Emerald Isle in May 2011,” according to the White House.
The president, who is of Irish decent, visited the small town of Moneygall in County Offaly last May, where his maternal great-great-great grandfather emigrated from during the height of the country’s potato famine.
After their Oval Office meeting today, President Obama, Vice President Biden and Kenny will attend a St. Patrick’s Day lunch at the Capitol.
In the evening, the president and first lady will host a St. Patrick’s day reception at the White House.
Today’s events come just days after the president celebrated the beloved Irish holiday with a Guinness at a local D.C. pub.