'Henry the eighth', Obama's Irish cousin


Henry Healy has described what it was like to welcome his cousin Barack Obama to his hometown of Moneygall.

The US president went to Moneygall in County Offaly on his state visit to Ireland, because his great, great, great grandfather came from the village.

Healy is the eighth cousin of Obama, and the president jokingly called him 'Henry the Eighth'.

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.