First Lady Michelle Obama attended a St. Patrick's Day reception in the East Room of the White House on March 17, 2011 in Washington, DC. Obama will visit Ireland in May as part of a European trip.

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny's wife Fionnuala Kenny (L) and U.S. first lady Michelle Obama clap as they stand onstage during a St. Patrick's Day reception at the White House in Washington, March 17, 2011.
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