Yes, President Barack O’Bama is part Irish. His maternal grandfather’s ancestors were from Moneygall, Ireland. Right smack dab in the middle of the Emerald Isle.
I tried to figure a way to post the song, There’s No One as Irish as Barack O’Bama, by the Corrigan Brothers. The embedding was removed from youtube and I found how to download the song but not the video. Alas, you will just have to go to youtube.com by clicking on the song title.
Definitely a fun song that will stick in your brain. Sing it at the parade.
There seems to be some discrepancy on how many ‘greats’ in that great grandfather claim to Irish fame, but who’s counting. So know that in Moneygall, County Offaly, Ireland, they take their Amrican politics seriously. Ironically, ‘Moneygall’ (Muine Gall) means ‘grove of the foreigners’ in Irish.
According to that great source, Wikipedia:
Falmouth Kearney, the great-great-great grandfather of United States President Barack Obama, emigrated from Moneygall to New York City at the age of 19 in 1850 and eventually resettled in Tipton County, Indiana.Kearney’s father had been the village shoemaker, then a wealthy skilled trade
Now for those of you who want to be able to speak a little Irish during the next few days, I am going to leave you another website. You can learn to say ‘kiss me arse,’ ‘Erin go Bragh’, or ‘My trousers are on fire.’ I have no clue why anyone would want to say the last one or what its connotation is. However, the first 2 …obvious.