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Flag-waving pupils’ delight at meeting relaxed US President Donald Trump

President Trump meets the pupils
President Trump meets the pupils
President Trump and Melania about to fly back to the US

Donald Trump ended his first presidential visit to Ireland by playing golf at his luxury coastal resort.

Mr Trump and First Lady Melania Trump flew out of Shannon Airport in Air Force One yesterday afternoon after two nights at his nearby five-star hotel in Doonbeg, Co Clare.

The president met local schoolchildren on the golf course during his round yesterday morning.

Standing by the ninth green, the pupils caught Mr Trump's attention by waving American flags and were invited by the Secret Service to come and meet the president.

Abbi Shanahan (16), said the president was "so sound".

"He just told us to stay in school and asked if there'd be any future Taoiseachs, but I don't know about that - I'm a bit young yet," she said.

"I don't know about his golfing, one of his shots went down into the dunes anyway, down beside the beach," she said.

The president posed for a few pictures with the children, who then treated him to a rendition of the song My Lovely Rose of Clare.

On Thursday evening, Mr Trump chatted to guests following a dinner at his plush golf resort, where fish, chips and steak were on the menu.

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