Stephanie Roche: Shaking hands with Obama was incredible
I NEVER imagined I would be a guest of honour at the White House on St Patrick's Day - it was incredible.
Last year I went to the parade in Bray with my niece and nephew and to be in Washington this year was unbelievable. Everything that has happened in the last two months has been crazy - it's like a film.
I didn't really know what to expect at the White House but when we got there I actually got to shake Obama's hand - I was trying to get a photo as well but he was being really nice and trying to shake everybody's hand so I didn't get a chance.
President Obama just has a great charisma and he has a nice way of speaking to people.
I also met the Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh, Ryan Tubridy and Suits actress Megan Markle at the White House as well.
A few days beforehand I met An Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the official opening of the new Irish consulate in Austin, Texas.
Myself and my boyfriend Dean had a good chat with him which was lovely.
He talked to us a bit about everything that has happened the last few weeks and he even mentioned my move to Houston Dash in his speech.