(NECN) - Ireland's Prime Minister Enda Kenny will be a special guest at Sunday's South Boston St. Patrick's Day Breakfast, host Mass. state Senator Linda Dorcena Forry announced Thursday.
"I am honored that Taoiseach Kenny will join us for this year's breakfast," Senator Forry said in a statement. "I have had the pleasure of meeting the Taoiseach during his previous visits to Boston. His attendance at the breakfast is a wonderful affirmation of the deep bonds of friendship between Boston and Ireland."
NECN will be televising the South Boston St. Patrick's Day Breakfast starting at 10 a.m.
The stop in Boston is part of the Irish Prime Minister's traditional visit to the U.S. He will meet with President Obama at the White House on Friday ahead of Monday's holiday.
While in D.C., Kenny will have breakfast with Vice President Joe Biden at his residence, then meet President Barack Obama in the Oval Office. From there, Obama and Kenny will attend the annual St. Patrick's Day lunch at the U.S. Capitol.
There will also be a reception Friday evening hosted by the president and first lady, where Obama and Kenny will exchange shamrocks - a tradition that dates back to President Harry Truman.