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Donald Trump speaking with the media after arriving in Shannon four years ago. Photograph by John Kelly.

Doonbeg Awaits Donald Trump’s Return

There’s a huge level of excitement in Doonbeg today (Friday) after the announcement that Donald Trump is to make another visit there, this time round as the presumptive Republican nominee for the US presidential election.

On Twitter, he said that he will travel to Ireland later this month to visit his golf resort at Doonbeg in after visiting his courses in Scotland.

The US billionaire told his eight million followers last night that he would leave for Scotland on June 22, visiting his resorts in Turnberry and Aberdeen before travelling to Ireland. He plans to return to the United States on June 25.

“After @TrumpScotland, I will visit @TrumpDoonbeg in Ireland, the magnificent resort fronting on the Atlantic Ocean,” he tweeted.

Mr Trump’s visit to Ireland will overlap with that of US Vice President Joe Biden, who will here from from June 21 to 26. It will be his first overseas trip since he became the expected Republican nominee after he saw off the last of 16 opponents and won a majority of convention delegates to clinch the nomination last month.

Mr Trump is expected to be formally named as the Republican nominee at the party’s national convention in Cleveland, Ohio in July. He will likely face former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton who is on the verge of winning enough pledged delegates to secure the Democratic presidential nomination.

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