Michael with his painting of President Barack Obama speaking in Dublin in May 2011 which was presented to Michelle and Barack Obama
A letter of thanks from the Obamas to Michael.
Two paintings commemorating Barrack Obama's visit to Ireland last year were commissioned by the U.S-Ireland Alliance from Washington. The first was presented to U.S Ambassador Dan Rooney in Dublin and gifted to Barrack and Michelle Obama and was delivered to The White House, in Washington. The second one 'Obama in Moneygall' was presented to President of the Alliance Trina Vargo and will be auctioned with the proceeds going to The Senator George Mitchell Scholarship Fund.
Tuesday 5th July 2011
Clare People "Lahinch artist's brush with royalty"
"Artist unveils oil paintings capturing queen's state visit"Ken Sweeney
5th September 2010, SPORTSFILE
"Professional artist Michael Hanrahan from Lahinch, Co. Clare making a painting of the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Final at Croke park"Picture Credit: Brendan Moran
Special guest EU Commissioner Charlie McCreevey who performed the official opening enjoys the work of artist Michael Hanrahan depicting a local racing scene titled 'DNG Nationwide Chase Slippers Madden sent into orbit by Coleen Mochroi, April 20th 2005 at Punchestown', pictured at the Murphy Mullan Ward Art Auction in the Osprey Hotel, Naas.