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Tens of Thousands Go Wild for Obama in Dublin

Obama gives uplifting speech about Irish-American friendship

(Newser) - Barack Obama let his Irish pride shine today in a speech before an exultant sea of people in Dublin, telling them he'd come to reaffirm the US' enduring friendship with Ireland, the AP reports. "There's always been a little green behind the red, white, and blue,"...

Obama: US, Ireland Share 'Blood Link'

President begins Europe tour

(Newser) - President Obama arrived in Ireland today, and said the nation shares a “blood link” with his country because of the millions of Irish-Americans who live in the US. The president, of course, has his own blood link with Ireland, and is planning a visit to the home of his...

Tiny Irish Village Goes Nuts for Obama

Moneygall readies for president's visit tomorrow

(Newser) - It's not often that drivers blink twice when passing the tiny Irish village of Moneygall, so one might imagine the frenzy that results when Barack Obama swings by for a visit tomorrow. Along with the country's trademark green and orange, locals have decked the County Offaly town out...

Irish Home of Prez's Ancestor Has O'Bama Fever

(Newser) - Moneygall, Ireland, has two pubs, 298 people, and happens to be the birthplace of Barack Obama’s great-great-great-grandfather, the Los Angeles Times reports. The fact is not lost on the quaint hamlet, where one pub flies an American flag and the plumbing supply company uses the president’s face in...

Obama Is Irish, Too
Obama Is
Irish, Too

Obama Is Irish, Too

Roots can be traced to tiny village of Moneygall in County Offaly, Ireland

(Newser) - Add one more bit of heritage to Barack Obama’s rich texture of multi-ethnicity; it turns out he’s Irish, too. His great-great-great grandfather on his mother’s side was Fulmuth Kearney, originally from the tiny village of Moneygall in Ireland.

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