Henry Healy greets his eighth cousin, President Barack Obama, and First Lady Michelle Obama, after their arrival in Moneygall, Ireland, May 23, 2011 (Photo: Pete Souza)
The very lovely Henry and Stephen’s 2014 St Patrick’s Day greetings to TOD:
I wish all on The Obama Diary a very happy St Patrick’s Day from all of us here in the ancestral home of President Obama in Moneygall! The invitation is open to all to visit & the Guinness is on me! Keep safe, Henry VIII.
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At The Dubliner bar, Washington DC, March 17, 2012
— Henry Healy (@henryhealy) March 15, 2014
A St Patrick’s Day word from Canon Stephen Neill, the man who discovered President Obama’s Irish roots:
Greetings to all my friends at The Obama Diary. It was a real joy to attend the White House St Patrick’s reception and experience the warmth of the welcome from your President and the First Lady. Our two countries share so much, including a great reverence for the legacy of St Patrick and I pray that the Spirit of St Patrick may bring blessings to all of you and those you care for.
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Reverend Canon Stephen Neill shows President Barack Obama his Irish ancestral records at Ollie Hayes’s Pub in Moneygall, County Offaly, Ireland, May 23, 2011 (Photo: Pete Souza)
The most excellent moment in the history of TOD?
This video, which the Mighty Meta found, from May 2012 – that’s TOD’s Ireland video (from 1:38), in President Obama’s Moneygall ancestral home!
And the updated version:
Happy St Patrick’s Day y’all!