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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Irish Town Gussies Up For President Obama’s Visit

After President Obama was elected in 2008, American flags were displayed in the town of Moneygall, Ireland, where the President's great great great grandfather once lived. The President will visit in late May. (AP)

After President Obama was elected in 2008, American flags were displayed in the town of Moneygall, Ireland, where the President's great great great grandfather once lived. The President will visit in late May. (AP)

Next week, President Obama will journey to the tiny town of Moneygall, where his great great great grandfather once lived. The BBC’s Marsk Simpson reports that the town’s 298 residents are busy preparing for the president’s visit.

Background: The First Presidential Trip To Ireland

Report by Here & Now’s Alex Ashlock


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