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Michelle Obama and daughters set for Dublin visit

Michelle Obama, the wife of US President Barack, and their daughters will tour Dublin during the G8 summit.

Michelle Obama with daughters Sasha (R) and Malia (2nd L). Credit: Alex Wong/ABACA USA

The First Lady's private trip to Ireland with daughters Malia and Sasha will take place next Monday and Tuesday and will include a visit to Trinity College plus a special performance of Riverdance.

Mrs Obama will be shown archives in the Old Library of the university documenting her husband's Irish ancestry and also view the Book of Kells.

The couple visited the president's ancestral homeland in Co Offaly in May 2011.