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You’ve probably heard about President Obama’s big visit this week to Ireland, which
will include a stop in Moneygall, County Offaly, where his third-great-grandfather
was born in 1830.
Fulmoth Kearney (“Falmoth Cainey” on his passenger list), age 19, arrived in New York
March 20, 1850.
Times article explains how the connection was made to Obama’s Irish roots through
professional researchers in the United States and local church officials in Ireland.
There’s even a song about the president’s ancestry: “There’s
No One As Irish As Barack O’Bama” by Ireland’s Corrigan Brothers.