President O’Bama and the First Lady arrived in Dublin, Ireland on Monday shortly after 9:00 in the morning. Although he is just 3.1 percent Irish, many in Ireland considers this visit a homecoming. Here is a catchy music video from the Corrigan Brothers with the karaoke lyrics and the president’s Irish roots (they also claim his Irish eyes and ears!). Another Corrigan Brothers music video is here with the folks of Moneygall.
At 3:15 p.m. he and the the First Lady visited Moneygall, where his great-great-great-great-great grandfather hails from. That ggggg-grandfather is, Falmouth Kearney, an Irish immigrant who came to America in 1850. The president’s mother, Ann Dunham, was a descendant of one of Kearney’s daughters.
Check out the Moneygall connection here (pdf).
Now, there’s just one more thing I’d like to know — President O’Bama, can he also riverdance?