U.S. President Barack Obama visited Ireland on Monday as a part of his four-nation European tour, which includes Ireland, France and Poland.

Obama first visited his ancestral home in Moneygall, a small Irish village, where he sipped a pint of stout and cuddled babies as villagers welcomed home a long lost cousin with an outpouring of affection.

Hoisting a glass of Guinness at Ollie Hayes pub as fiddle music played, Obama began a four-nation tour of Europe with a celebration of his ancestral roots, Reuters reported.

He declared solidarity between the United States and economically struggling Ireland with a symbolic gulp of beer and a rousing speech, telling a huge Dublin crowd on Monday: Your best days are still ahead.

Below are some of latest photos of the president's visit to Ireland: