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Barack Obama samples pint in Moneygall pub

23 May 2011 Last updated at 16:53 BST

US President Barack Obama sampled the atmosphere in a pub in the village of Moneygall, home to one of his Irish ancestors.

Locals greeted the president and First Lady Michelle Obama with whoops of delight as they entered the village.

Mr Obama is visiting the Republic of Ireland at the start of a week-long tour of Europe.