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Obama retracing his Irish roots

The small village of Moneygall, in Ireland, is awaiting the visit of President Barack Obama later this month.

The President is paying a visit to the ancestral home of his great great great grandfather before he emigrated to the USA.

A 'welcome home' in the rural village is organised where distant relatives, such as his eighth cousin Henry Healy, can still be found.

Mark Simpson reports.

  • 09 May 2011