90.9 WBUR - Boston's NPR news station
Top Stories:
PLEDGE NOW
Here and Now with Robin Young
Public radio's live
midday news program
With sponsorship from
Mathworks - Accelerating the pace of engineering and science
Accelerating the pace
of engineering and science
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


Please follow our community rules when engaging in comment discussion on this site.
Robin and Jeremy

Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

September 18 Comment

Terry Gilliam Goes Back To The Dystopian Future

Terry Gilliam's new film, "The Zero Theorem" will be familiar to his fans.

September 18 5 Comments

DJ Sessions: Kansas’ ‘Retro Cocktail Hour’

"Space age pop" and "incredibly strange music" are the songs of the day on this installment of the DJ Sessions.

September 17 21 Comments

Volkswagen’s 300 MPG Car

The XL-1 can get 300 miles per gallon. The key is reducing wind resistance.

September 17 42 Comments

How Has The Obesity Epidemic Disrupted Romance?

The health impacts of the obesity epidemic are well-documented. Less studied are its ramifications for romance.