Today, Obama is in town, and last week it was Queen Elizabeth. I very big week for politics here. On another note, it was a en epic rugby championship, where Leinster's home team snatched a victory from the jaws of defeat. I'm not an experienced rugby fan, but even I was caught up in the miraculous recovery from a 5-22 halftime deficit to an outrageous 33-22 win. Absolutely incredible, and the young Jonny Sexton was the hero. Christian, all I could think of, was you.
A tiny vision of the security detail in the city. I heard 10,000 officers. They've been building the stage, and blockades since we've been here. An amazing amount of concern for the safety of the US President. The bartender said it was even more-so for the Queen's visit a couple days prior. The first visit of the queen since Ireland declared her independence some 140 or so years ago. Truly a momentous occasion, and those who've discussed it, were moved, and very positive about it. One of the highlights, a bow by the queen in the Garden of Remembrance. She also started her speech in Gaelic, another genuine heartfelt moment for the locals, and I must admit, even made me a little emotional just hearing about it. (Moira, Sarah, quit giggling!)