Sunday, May 22, 2011

Obama Moneygall Chocolates

Chocolate bars commemorating President Obama's visit on Monday to Moneygall, Ireland, home of his maternal great-great-great grandfather Falmouth Kearney, are being sold in the village, to go along with general preparation mania, which includes the Obama breads and other fun souvenirs that are on offer.

There's also The Obama Cafe, which may or may not be open in time for Monday's visit.

Watch the Corrigan Brothers band music video Welcome Home President Barack O'Bama. It tells the story of the discovery of President Obama's Moneygall ancestry, featuring the key players in the drama, as well as the people of Moneygall dancing through the village. Henry Healy, President Obama's eighth cousin who still lives in Moneygall, takes a star turn in the video.

*AP photo