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"Brushing shoulders with history": Ryan Tubridy to MC Obama gig

The RTE broadcaster says he plans to “get in there and have some fun”.

IT’S BEEN QUITE the week for broadcaster Ryan Tubridy.

Earlier this week, he mingled with the British Royals, when he was chosen to show the Queen around the Guinness Storehouse.

And just this morning he announced on his 2fm radio show that he’s been asked to MC at the College Green event being held for Barack Obama on Monday evening, saying he would be “brushing shoulders with history”.

It’s going to be some fun. Let’s get in there and have fun and welcome the President as we should.

The free-to-enter event will take place after the first couple travel to the President’s ancestral home of Moneygall in Co Offaly, and after a reception at Áras an Úachtaráin with Mary McAleese. It will feature entertainment from “many well known Irish artists”.

The Irish Daily Star reports today that Westlife will be performing, while Jedward have been tweeting that they’re looking forward to meeting Obama.

Obama is due to speak a little after 6pm, when he will make an address of 15-20 minutes.

Read: Confirmed: Obama to hold public event at Dublin’s College Green >

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