Burma's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has arrived in Dublin for a six-hour flying visit to the Irish capital.
Slightly behind schedule, the former political prisoner touched down on a flight from Norway, where she had collected her Nobel Peace Prize 21 years after it was awarded.
Ms Suu Kyi, who turns 67 on Tuesday, was met by Ireland's foreign minister, Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore.
Three children - Sophia Kelly, Saw Tun and Laila Bgum - also presented her with flowers before she left to visit Irish President Michael D Higgins at his residence, Aras an Uachtarain.
Rock star Bono and Sir Bob Geldof will later join other famous human rights campaigners in a special tribute concert to honour Ms Suu Kyi, who will be presented with Amnesty International's prestigious Ambassador of Conscience award by the U2 frontman.
They will then give a public address to thousands of supporters outside the Bord Gais Energy Theatre, where she will also receive the freedom of Dublin city - 12 years after she was awarded the accolade.
Ms Suu Kyi will later depart for a four-day visit to Britain, where she lived, studied and married before returning and launching her long campaign in Burma.
The Tanaiste praised Ms Suu Kyi and pledged Irish support to her future efforts in Burma.
He said her election to parliament alongside the military-backed government heralds a new era of peace, democracy and human rights.
"I am honoured on behalf of the Government to give a warm cead mile failte to Aung San Suu Kyi on the occasion of her historic visit to Ireland this afternoon," Mr Gilmore went on.