President Joe Biden’s historic official visit to Ireland April 2023
President of the United States, Joe Biden, made an official visit to Ireland in April 2023.
His visit took place as we marked the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, a transformational moment in the history of this island.
Freedom and democracy
The US has been a steadfast partner throughout the search for peace in Ireland. The President’s visit will be a chance to celebrate and to say thanks for its indispensable contribution.
Over many years, Ireland and the United States have enjoyed the closest of friendships, built on deep historic ties and a shared commitment to the fundamental values of freedom and democracy.
Day 1: Louth
While in County Louth, President Joe Biden visited Carlingford Castle and Dundalk town.
Day 2: Dublin
US President Biden met with President Michael D Higgins, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and made an address to the Houses of the Oireachtas.
Day 3: Mayo
On the last day of his visit, US President Biden visited many different locations in County Mayo, his ancestral home.
The modern relationship between Ireland and the USA embraces these enduring values:
- People – the ever-changing and dynamic connections of family, friends and culture.
- Peace – the US has walked every step of the journey towards peace and reconciliation in Ireland with us. It is still by our side as we work to ensure that every person on the island reaps the benefits of a lasting peace.
- Prosperity – the long-standing investment of US companies in Ireland is increasingly mirrored by Irish companies investing and creating jobs in the US, growing each other’s economic prosperity.
President Biden’s deep pride in his Irish heritage – which he shares with over 30 million people in the United States - made this visit an historic homecoming.
25 years of the Good Friday Agreement
2023 marks the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement.
Timeline of American Presidential Visits
Find out more about previous American Presidential visits to Ireland.
Ireland in the United States of America
The United States of America has been a steadfast friend to the entire island of Ireland.