Obama during a visit to Ireland
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Barack Obama's Irish ancestral home opens

President Obama's ancestral home in Ireland has been opened to the public, on the first anniversary of his visit to Moneygall in County Offaly.

The president's great, great grandfather lived in the house before emigrating to America in the 1850s.

BBC Ireland correspondent Mark Simpson was shown inside by one of Obama's distant relatives, Henry Healy.

  • 23 May 2012
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