Villagers paint in anticipation of the president’s visit.
As the so-called Birthers continue to obsess over Barack Obama’s Kenyan roots, the president is en route to Ireland, where he will visit another of his ancestral homes. The tiny village of Moneygall, which produced Obama’s great-great-great-grandfather, has been busy sprucing up the place.
For what it’s worth, Wikipedia claims the village’s name translates to “foreigners’ thicket.” —PZS
Later, the US leader, together with First Lady Michelle Obama, will visit the village of Moneygall, Co Offaly, which was the home of his great-great-great grandfather on his mother’s side, Falmouth Kearney.
A huge security operation has been put in place around the village.
Moneygall, which only has 300 residents, has covered its main street in stars and stripes and prepared a warm welcome for President Obama in the village pub.