High profile, uber-famous visitors are a bit like buses.
We don't see them for ages and then two arrive together.
Ireland is hanging out its brightest colours for the month of May to extend Cead Mile Failte (hundred thousand welcomes in Irish language) to Queen Elizabeth, the first British monarch in a century to pay us a visit.
Two days after, the American President, Barack Obama, the fifth ever president to grace Irish shores, is dropping by for a whistlestop tour of his ancestral homestead in Co Offaly.
Okay, we have Republican-minded sections of Ireland expressing opposition to the first visitor. And cynics (or realists depending on how you look at it) reminding us the American president is only calling to garner Irish-American support in the impending election.
No matter what your view, these exalted visitors can only sprinkle a bit of much needed feelgood factor on our little recession-battered island.
I wonder though, if the Queen is packing the I-pod Barack gave her when they met up in 2009?
Just in case she gets delayed and they bump into each other.
I'm sure he'd be chuffed to know that one is still playing it.