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  • Five ways Moneygall is welcoming Obama 'home' to Ireland

    Five ways Moneygall is welcoming Obama 'home' to Ireland

    President Barack Obama put the little town of Moneygall, Ireland, with its population of approximately 300, on the map today. A local religious leader discovered Obama’s roots could be traced to a great-great-great grandfather believed to have been baptized at his church there. Mr. Obama’s visit today sent the town into a flurry of preparation (and gimmicks) in honor of its famous “son” – arguably the most powerful man in the world. Here are some highlights of that prep:

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  • Decoder Buzz St. Patrick's Day: Quick, which US president was most Irish?

    American presidents often play up their Irish heritage – however distant that may be – to attract votes. But who is the 'most Irish' president? It may not be who you think.

  • Obama's Europe visit: redefined ties and a touch of 'political Beatlemania'

    Obama's Europe visit: redefined ties and a touch of 'political Beatlemania'

    European leaders warmed to President Obama's emphasis on pragmatism and mutual values. Playing ping-pong and visiting Moneygall, Ireland, didn't hurt his popular image, either.

  • Five ways Moneygall is welcoming Obama 'home' to Ireland

    Five ways Moneygall is welcoming Obama 'home' to Ireland

    President Barack Obama put the little town of Moneygall, Ireland, with its population of approximately 300, on the map today. A local religious leader discovered Obama’s roots could be traced to a great-great-great grandfather believed to have been baptized at his church there. Mr. Obama’s visit today sent the town into a flurry of preparation (and gimmicks) in honor of its famous “son” – arguably the most powerful man in the world. Here are some highlights of that prep:

  • In Pictures Obama visits Ireland

    President Barack Obama speaks at College Green in Dublin, Ireland, on May 23. Obama opens a six-day European tour with a visit through Ireland, where he will celebrate his own Irish roots.

  • Irish village embraces Obama as its own

    Irish village embraces Obama as its own

    The president's trip to Ireland is seen as a symbol of US-Irish solidarity in hard economic times, but his stop in tiny Moneygall, where his Irish ancestors lived, has been a cause for celebration among residents.