US President Joe Biden is expected to visit Ireland between the 12th and 15th of April.
The White House is still arranging the final details of his trip.
However it is expected the President will arrive in Northern Ireland on the 11th - the day after the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement.
It is expected the President will then spend up to three days visiting Dublin, Louth and Mayo.
He will likely visit relatives during his time in Louth and Mayo.
President Biden is also set to meet with President Michael D Higgins, and give a public speech as part of his visit.
A massive security operation is being planned for the trip, with President Biden being the eighth US President to have an official trip to Ireland.
'Extremely important' visit
Former Irish ambassador to the US, Michael Collins, previously told Newstalk these visits are important.
"A lot of work goes into making them happen, making sure that circumstances are right," he said.
"There haven't been that many US presidents here in the history of the relationship.
"There's only been five actual, formal visits from the United States to Ireland.
"The last occasion was now all of 12 years back when President Obama came here in 2011.
"They're extremely important".
Mr Collins said President Biden feels a particular affinity for Ireland.
"Of all the [US] Presidents, and that would almost include President Kennedy, [Joe Biden] feels extraordinarily Irish," he said.
"He asserts very clearly, he says 'I am Irish', and his whole purpose is obviously to support the [peace] process.
"It really, really is important not just to the United States - but to him personally - that the United States should be at the wheel on this supporting the two governments, but also obviously encouraging the parties along the way as well.
"If you're an American business person looking to invest in Europe... here's a big signal that the island of Ireland is one that has a very, very special relationship with the United States.
"One that the President of the United States is prepared to celebrate, not just over one day or over two days - but apparently over no less than five days," he added.
Additional reposing: Jack Quann