Moneygall’s Protestant minister Canon Stephen Neill was the one who made the connection between Obama and his ancestor Falmouth Kearney, according to the Associated Press. Mr. Kearney was baptized in a nearby church in the now mostly Catholic area. An American genealogist following the Obama family tree called Minister Neill in 2007, who then delved into the town’s birth and baptism records. Mr. Neill estimates that Obama is 5 percent Irish. That’s “enough,” he says to celebrate him: When Obama won the 2008 election, the town held an all-night party in the local pub.