Michelle Obama’s itinerary while in Ireland
Hectic round of engagements for US first lady before visit to Wicklow tomorrow ahead of departure
Michelle Obama (centre) embarks on the Marine One helicopter at the White House in Washington ahead of departure for Ireland with her husband, US president Barack Obama, and their daughter Malia (right). Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters
This morning, 8.35am: President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama were scheduled to arrive at Aldergrove International Airport in Belfast.
9.30am: Ms Obama scheduled to introduce the president at an event with local students at the Belfast Waterfront Convention Centre.
11.25am: Ms Obama scheduled to arrive at Dublin Airport.
12.25pm: Ms Obama to visit Trinity College Dublin and explore archives documenting the Obamas’ Irish ancestry.
4:30pm: Ms Obama to meet staff and their families at the US embassy in Dublin.
5pm: Ms Obama to join Irish youth for a special performance by the Riverdance company at the Gaiety Theatre. Sabina Higgins, wife of President Michael D Higgins, and Fionnuala Kenny, wife of the Taoiseach, will also attend. The first lady scheduled to deliver brief remarks before the performance.
Tomorrow, mid-morning: Ms Obama to visit the Wicklow Mountains National Park.
Evening: President Obama and first lady due to arrive at Tegel Airport in Berlin at 7.55pm.