Five ways Moneygall is welcoming Obama 'home' to Ireland
President Obama put the little town of Moneygall, Ireland, with its population of approximately 300, on the map today. Here are some highlights of the town's preparation (and gimmicks) for Obama's visit.
A family reunion?
Obama’s eighth cousin, Henry Healy, a local accountant for a plumbing company, is the president’s most direct relative still living in Moneygall. He received the first ticket of the 3,000 handed out for Obama’s town appearance, although according to the AP, all of Obama’s Irish relatives were lined up along Moneygall’s main street to greet him.